Application Bridging for Federated Access Beyond web (ABFAB) Usability and User Interface Considerations

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (abfab WG)
Authors Rhys Smith  , Mark Donnelly 
Last updated 2016-09-22 (latest revision 2016-03-21)
Replaces draft-smith-abfab-usability-ui-considerations
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The real world use of ABFAB-based technologies requires that any identity that is to be used for authentication has to be configured on the ABFAB-enabled client device. Achieving this requires software on that device (either built into the operating system or a standalone utility) that will interact with the user, managing their identity information and identity-to-service mappings. All designers of software to fulfil this role will face the same set of challenges. This document aims to document these challenges with the aim of producing well-thought out UIs with some degree of consistency between implementations.


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