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== Introduction ==
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This application is an identity selector implemented in FireFox, in two pieces - (1)a FireFox Add-on that is used to select [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-card i-cards] to present to Relying Parties, and (2) a web application used to manage (create, edit, update, delete) i-cards. A brief [http://www.parity.com/library.html Flash demo] is available.
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[[Firefox-Embedded Selector 1.0]] is a card selector implemented as a FireFox add-on that relies on a hosted [[I-Card Service]] web service that persists and manages (creates, edits, updates, deletes, etc ) the user's i-cards. A brief [http://www.parity.com/library.html Flash demo] is available.
  
 
== End-User Perspective ==
 
== End-User Perspective ==
  
 
=== Setup ===
 
=== Setup ===
To use this solution you must:
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Follow the instructions here: [[Firefox-Embedded Selector 1.0 Installation]] to install the this extension into Firefox. After re-starting your browser the setup wizard will help you set up your account on the free Eclipse test server.
# '''Follow the instructions here: [[Embedded-Selector For Firefox Installation]]''' to install the this Higgins extension into Firefox.  
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# After re-starting your browser the setup wizard will help you set up your account on the free test server.
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=== Functionality ===
 
=== Functionality ===
  
'''Getting a Card.'''You should now be able to import Microsoft CardSpace-compatible managed cards from i-card issuing sites. Here are some to experiment with:
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'''Getting a Card.'''
*https://wag.bandit-project.org/
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*https://cards.bandit-project.org/
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*https://higgins.eclipse.org/TokenService/
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*https://pip.verisignlabs.com/
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Most sites work roughly like this:  
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See [http://informationcard.net/card-projects Sites Issuing Cards] for a list. Most sites work roughly like this:  
 
* You go to the issuing site, and create a card.  
 
* You go to the issuing site, and create a card.  
 
* If the site provides a link to your new card (.crd file), then the browser extension will pop up and automatically import it into the selector.  
 
* If the site provides a link to your new card (.crd file), then the browser extension will pop up and automatically import it into the selector.  
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* If you click on the "mouse" button that has been added next to your "home" icon at the top of the Firefox window, the "i-card manager" web app will appear in a new tab within your browser. You should be able to see your card(s) here. You can select a card and delete it if you wish.
 
* If you click on the "mouse" button that has been added next to your "home" icon at the top of the Firefox window, the "i-card manager" web app will appear in a new tab within your browser. You should be able to see your card(s) here. You can select a card and delete it if you wish.
  
'''Logging in with a card.''' Here are a few i-card enabled websites that you can try:
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'''Logging in with a card'''  
*http://www.cardspacedemos.com/FriendsWithCards/
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*https://zeno.fokus.fraunhofer.de/MiniShop/login_cs.jsp
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See [http://informationcard.net/resources/sites-accepting-cards Sites Accepting Cards]
*https://socialphotos.federationportal.com/index.html
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*https://higgins.eclipse.org/RelyingPartyDemoApp/
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*https://code.bandit-project.org/demo/python/rp
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*http://pamelaproject.com/pwwp09
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*https://infocard-demo.labs.pingidentity.com/
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=== Known bugs ===
 
=== Known bugs ===
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# [[Deploying the Higgins I-Card Manager Service]]
 
# [[Deploying the Higgins I-Card Manager Service]]
 
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Manager]]  
 
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Manager]]  
# [[Deploying the I-Card Service]]
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# [[Deploying I-Card Service 1.0]]
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Service]], [[I-Card Selector Service]], [[I-Card Registry]], [[I-Card Provider]], [[Token Service]], [[Identity Attribute Service]], Jena [[Context Provider]]
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#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Service Web App]], [[I-Card Selector Service]], [[I-Card Registry]], [[I-Card Provider]], [[Token Service]], [[Identity Attribute Service]], Jena [[Context Provider]]
  
 
== Developer Perspective ==
 
== Developer Perspective ==
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# [[Building the Higgins I-Card Manager Service]]
 
# [[Building the Higgins I-Card Manager Service]]
 
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Manager]]  
 
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Manager]]  
# [[Building the Higgins I-Card Service]]
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# [[Building I-Card Service 1.0]]
#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Service]], [[I-Card Selector Service]], [[I-Card Registry]], [[I-Card Provider]], [[Token Service]], [[Identity Attribute Service]], Jena [[Context Provider]]
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#* Constituent components include: [[I-Card Service Web App]], [[I-Card Selector Service]], [[I-Card Registry]], [[I-Card Provider]], [[Token Service]], [[Identity Attribute Service]], Jena [[Context Provider]]
 
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[[Category:Higgins Solutions]]
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Latest revision as of 14:13, 15 August 2014

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Firefox-Embedded Selector 1.0 is a card selector implemented as a FireFox add-on that relies on a hosted I-Card Service web service that persists and manages (creates, edits, updates, deletes, etc ) the user's i-cards. A brief Flash demo is available.

End-User Perspective

Setup

Follow the instructions here: Firefox-Embedded Selector 1.0 Installation to install the this extension into Firefox. After re-starting your browser the setup wizard will help you set up your account on the free Eclipse test server.

Functionality

Getting a Card.

See Sites Issuing Cards for a list. Most sites work roughly like this:

  • You go to the issuing site, and create a card.
  • If the site provides a link to your new card (.crd file), then the browser extension will pop up and automatically import it into the selector.
  • If, on the other hand, you have a .crd file on your hard drive, there is an import button in the i-card manager interface (see next step below) to manually import it into the selector.
  • If you click on the "mouse" button that has been added next to your "home" icon at the top of the Firefox window, the "i-card manager" web app will appear in a new tab within your browser. You should be able to see your card(s) here. You can select a card and delete it if you wish.

Logging in with a card

See Sites Accepting Cards

Known bugs

  • There is a FireFox bug #401611 superceded by #409888 that prevents the selector from appearing on certain RPs in FF 2.0.0.8 and later. Still broken as of 2.0.0.12. To address this a workaround fix has been implemented with 222142 and is available in the latest HBX release.

Deployer Perspective

This overall solution is comprised of these three sub-systems which must be built and deployed:

  1. Deploying the Embedded-Selector Extension for Firefox
  2. Deploying the Higgins I-Card Manager Service
  3. Deploying I-Card Service 1.0

Developer Perspective

Architecture

For Higgins 1.0 the Web-based identity selector only supports integration with Firefox on Windows and Mac OSX. Support for other browsers and platforms is under active development.

The Firefox implementation uses an embedded i-card selector within the Higgins Embedded-Selector Extension for Firefox. This has been available since 1.0M4.

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Building

This section describes the steps a developer would use to build deployable artifacts. The next section describes how to deploy them to create a runnable system.

This overall solution is comprised of the following sub-systems which must be built separately.

  1. Building the Higgins Browser Extension for Firefox
  2. Building the Higgins I-Card Manager Service
  3. Building I-Card Service 1.0

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