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Re: Proof of Concept: Identity Credentials Login

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:24:52 +0200
Message-ID: <53980444.5010102@gmail.com>
To: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 2014-06-11 02:39, Steven Rowat wrote:
> 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.

Yes, a flow-diagram is absolutely required for such a complex system.
It also allows you to better understand for example how information is
secured between the different entities.


> ?
> 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 07:25:34 UTC

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