Online IDs’

June 29th, 2008 § 0 comments

The Guardian:

For anyone unable to remember their password as they login to a particular website, a new industry group is calling for passwords to be replaced by an electronic ID card, with which users would have to sign in only once.

‘Life on the net is an endless typing and clicking,’ said Paul Trevithick, chairman of the Information Card Foundation. ‘The passwords you forget are the ones you don’t use all the time. The solution tends to be using the same password every time, which is almost like not having one at all. Every time you register on a new site you have to fill in your name and a lot of other information.’

The solution is already here. It’s called openID.

Information Car Foundation:

ICF is working with (or planning to work with):

The Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
Identity Commons
Liberty Alliance
OpenID Foundation

They don’t say which they are and which they’re planning to work with, though.

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