Hitoshi Kokumai

Four Puzzling Issues of Identity Authentication – Part 2

By Hitoshi Kokumai | October 30, 2018

Caveats about ‘Password’ Continued from Part 1… Sometimes the word ‘Password’ is narrowly interpreted as ‘remembered text password’ and sometimes it’s taken broadly as ‘whatever we remember for authentication’. We are of the view that it would be desirable to

Four Puzzling Issues of Identity Authentication

By Hitoshi Kokumai | October 24, 2018

Four Puzzling Issues of Identity Authentication – Takeaways from Consumer Identity World USA 2018 – Introduction The so-called password-less authentication, if implemented literally, would lead us to a world where we are deprived of the chances and means to get

Part 2 – Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory

By Hitoshi Kokumai | August 7, 2018

Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory We believe that the reliable identity assurance (See part 1) must be built on three prerequisite principles as follows. Volition of the User – with Self-Determination, Identity authentication with no confirmation of

Part 1 – Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory

By Hitoshi Kokumai | July 30, 2018

In an earlier article we discussed what technology can displace the password. The proposition of Expanded Password System (EPS) that we advocate is now acknowledged as a ‘Draft Proposal’ for OASIS Open Projects that OASIS has recently launched as a

The ID Federation: What Technology Can Displace The Password?

By Hitoshi Kokumai | March 25, 2016

The Future Password Many people shout that the password is dead or should be killed dead. The password could be killed, however, only when there is an alternative to the password. Let us think about what technology can displace the password. Some