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Re: [W3C Webmob] Identity Breakout

From: Marcos <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:31:45 -0400
To: W3C Webmob Public <public-web-mobile@w3.org>, Natasha Rooney <nrooney@gsma.com>
Message-ID: <etPan.53a9c411.66334873.9de6@Marcoss-MacBook-Pro.local>

On June 24, 2014 at 11:02:30 AM, Natasha Rooney (nrooney@gsma.com) wrote:
> Hi all!
> Thank-you to Frode and Terence for joining the call today! We discussed the items below  
> and came to some actions. It seems there are a number of issues with identity including  
> defining identity, stakeholders, what a web interface should look / act like and how  
> users want to manage their identities. We think many of these topics will be discussed  
> at the Web Cryptography Next Steps Workshop in September (http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/webcrypto-next-workshop/Overview.html).  
> So, for now, we would like to note down use cases for identity on mobile which work across  
> platforms including native apps, solutions which run over particular networks and  
> others. Also we want to offer help to the Web Cryptography team to suggest that we might  
> be able to help them with the work which comes out of the workshop. See more details in the  
> notes below and look out for emails from me on the work as it progresses!

As captured in the notes, I'm still concerned about the breadth of scope of this subject. What I would personally like to see is if we can bring this back to basics. I'm totally ignorant to this subject, so it's not entirely clear to me what problems we are trying to solve here and why. Like, I use Twitter, GitHub, and sometimes Facebook to log onto various things around the Web... and that works pretty well for me? Or maybe it doesn't? What am I missing? 

Maybe a good starting point would be some simple user stories and some exemplars of how those cases are currently being solved by various platforms.  
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