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Re: Proof of Concept: Identity Credentials Login

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:39:05 -0700
Message-ID: <5397A529.5030708@sunshine.net>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 6/9/14 9:25 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> TL;DR: There is now an open source demo of credential-based login
> for the Web

Interesting. I've attempted to follow the written explanation and work 
through the demo. Being a largely non-technical user, it's a stretch, 
but my reaction may still be of some use I hope.

A. I found it very complicated trying to follow the text explanation. 
I think you would have done better to separate the 'why this is a 
superior method' from the steps of the tutorial itself. I think 
they're logically separate and I kept getting frustrated trying to 
follow what the actual steps were -- too much blah blah blah in 
between them. :-)  The blah blah blah has its place, don't get me 
wrong; I'm just not sure it should be intertwined with the attempt to 
get registered.

B. At about step #3 -- Registration on the Login Network -- the 
"Register" button was completely dead (iPad, iOS). Couldn't continue 
there, so...

C. I switched to Desktop MacOS, Firefox, went through that fine, 
Registered, etc., until what I make as step #7, the Login button on 
Credential.club: button rollover shows it knows I want to click it (it 
changes color), but nothing happens. So, switched to Safari...

D. Safari, it worked, referred me back to Login-hub correctly. But 
then I couldn't log in at Login-hub this time -- and not in either 
Safari or Firefox. I wrote down my password and believe it's the same 
as when I registered at Login-hub earlier (in Firefox).

I'd been making a flow-diagram of where I was going, hoping to be able 
to get an overview of the physical sites and software steps, but now 
I'm stumped near the end.

?

Overall, it seems ingenious (to the degree that I understand it, which 
I believe I do, vaguely -- which is more than I did this morning but 
less than I'd like).

Steven Rowat
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:39:24 UTC

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