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Re: FYI: Fwd: Info: Amazon launches single sign-on service, allows for easy in-app purchases

From: Kumar McMillan <kmcmillan@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 10:41:37 -0500
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <514EA3D2-1DB2-45E3-97B6-D754D84DF665@mozilla.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

On May 30, 2013, at 8:52 AM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On 05/29/2013 01:49 PM, Kumar McMillan wrote:
>> Can anyone find info about how to do a payment with their SDK? :) 
>> Maybe they haven't turned on payments yet. It seems like you can get 
>> a token for customer information with server side code but I don't 
>> see a way to sell merchandise and verify that a payment went 
>> through.
>> 
>> It is interesting to see Amazon make a go at it. They were a pioneer 
>> in frictionless payments on desktop from a user's perspective.
> 
> I think that one thing that we can almost guarantee with Amazon, as with
> the vast majority of their other services, is that this will stay
> proprietary. It's also built on top of OAuth2 (blech).
> 
>> Can anyone find info about how to do a payment with their SDK?
> 
> I signed up for Login with Amazon using our Amazon credentials to see if
> there was anything else that showed up. Nothing, they just point to
> their public documentation. Looked in the forums, nothing. The only
> thing I saw in their documentation was how to obtain a name, e-mail,
> postal code, and Amazon User ID. I didn't see any details on how you
> would initiate a payment. So, I started a new thread:
> 
> https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=172939

Aha, and now I see a reply. So the press was just wrong about this being a payments solution.

> 
> Hopefully, they'll respond soon.
> 
> As an aside, I can't imagine that the Persona guys are too happy with
> this announcement. This is the sort of thing I've been trying to get
> them to pay attention to. It's a use case that will become more and more
> important for Web-based payments (getting payment
> provider/shipping/payment meta-data from the login provider).
> 
> -- manu
> 
> -- 
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
> http://blog.meritora.com/launch/
> 
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