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Revision as of 23:18, 16 October 2008 by (Talk | contribs) (Architecture)



This Component:

  • A switching component that between a browser add-on on the one hand and one or more Identity Selectors on the other. The user decides what their "current" selector is. The browser requests a security token from the selector selector that then passes this request on to the current selector.
  • Provides an app/UI to allow the user to change their default selector
  • Uses a "connector" architecture that allows developers to create new connectors for new Identity Selectors
  • Only currently available for Windows


  • Status: Available since 1.1M2
  • Language: C++
  • Packaging: exe (windows only)


  • none


Higgins Selector Selector is responsible for:

  • Accepting I-Card token request from browser plug-in
  • Dispatching token request to registered selector through selector connector
  • Returning token from registered selector to browser
  • Registering a default selector from available selectors

Components this component depends on are:


The diagram below shows the relationship between two different browsers, the selector selector, the connectors and the Identity Selectors. Hss-v2.png

Note: at present there is no connector for the RCP Selector

Used By

Partial list of solutions that use this component


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