Beyond PSD2 for a Better Open Banking Expereince

PSD2 is acting as a catalyst in the digital transformation happening in the Banking industry. While meeting the compliance requirements of PSD2, financial institutes are excited to make use of the new business models and opportunities opened by this laid foundation. More the customers and partners we can reach, more the business activities and more the revenue. Making the banking functions more accessible and reactive will be a key enabler to provide a seamless experience to these parties, including internal banking staff whom directly affects the business efficiency.
IAM plays a critical role in improving business accessibility without compromising the system boundaries. PSD2 mandates strong customer authentication(SCA), setting the bar high for user authenticity, while keeping few exemptions, not to bother payment services user(PSU) with SCA for every little transactions. While adhering to this policy will make an institute PSD2 complaint, if they can react fast to the fraud rates…

GSoC2012 with Apache Wookie

Today I got the news of the proposal I submitted to GSoC2012, is accepted. I consider it a great achievement and so excited to make the project a success. With the nature of the program it is no wonder anyone get excited about it. Firstly having the chance to work for a recognized company(In my case Apache) and the global reputation a gsocer can have is so motivational. Also getting started to work with a strange team, getting to know them, work remotely, add good experience to life and high professional value as I guess. It's amazing to work with the community. Also it is a great chance to broaden the horizons in technical skills while having guidance from an expert in the area, having hands on it.

Also I'm glad to share about my project, which is to implement 'W3C XML Digital Signatures for Widgets Specification in Apache Wookie. Computer Security has become the favorite field of me followed by Big data after my internship at WSO2 Lanka(pvt) Ltd, with experience I had there, relevantly. So no wonder when I saw this idea in the page, I knew it is ideal for me. Also Wookie is an interesting project currently at incubating stage at Apache. It is based on W3C widget specification and also include widgets that use extended APIs such as OpenSocial and Google Wave Gadgets. It will soon graduate with the passionate developer community and glad I can contribute actively. My mentor Scott Wilson is a very friendly and helpful person who guided me in submitting a better proposal and who will be guiding me through out GSoC2012. Here is a blogpost by Scott mentioning of Wookie acceptance to Apache Incubator.

Hoping for a fruitful time ahead and to become a gsocer while contributing to open source world!!! Thank you GSoC organizers, Wookie community, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,University of Moratuwa and WSO2 for the knowledge I gathered and everyone who helped me in my way!!!

The completed project details are can be found at [1].
[1] - http://pushpalankajaya.blogspot.com/2012/08/apache-wookie-w3c-widget-digital.html

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