January 28, 2009
Orange, eBay, and Microsoft Demonstrate New CardSpace User Experience

Orange, eBay, and Microsoft teamed up to demonstrate the CardSpace “Geneva” experience at TechEd in Barcelona. In the demo, an Orange-issued Information Card was used to sign into eBay with an early version of CardSpace “Geneva”. This post shows you the user experience we jointly developed. (And yes, this was running code – not a mockup.)

eBay login page accepting Information Cards
The user can sign into eBay either with a username and password or with an Information Card.

Using an Orange Information Card to sign into eBay
After clicking the Information Card icon in the first screen (the purple “i” symbol) to sign in with a card, CardSpace shows Alex that his Orange Information Card can be used to sign into eBay.

Always use this card at this site
Alex decides that he always wants to sign into eBay with his Orange card, and so checks the “Always use this card at this site” box for the card.

Logged into eBay
After clicking “OK” to submit his card, Alex is logged into eBay.

Login details
eBay lets Alex see details about his login.

eBay login page using a CardTile
Alex has logged out, but is ready to log into eBay again. This time, rather than showing the Information Card icon, Alex’s Orange card is shown and is ready to use, courtesy of the CardSpace CardTile. Now a single click will submit his card, logging him in again.

6 Responses to “Orange, eBay, and Microsoft Demonstrate New CardSpace User Experience”

  1. Gerald Beuchelt on 28 Jan 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Quite impressive – congratulations! Can you share some more information on the presentation? Maybe links to slides?

  2. Tom Carroll on 29 Jan 2009 at 4:41 am #

    This CardTile thing is kind of cool. Where can RPs and other Information Card selector developers find the specifications for implementing this feature?

  3. http://joesteele.myopenid.com/ on 29 Jan 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Very cool! I am curious .. what is the experience if you want to switch cards (e.g. on a shared system)?

  4. Mike Jones on 30 Jan 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    In answer to Tom’s question, RPs and other selector developers can find information about the CardTile at http://blogs.msdn.com/card/archive/2008/11/05/new-in-cardspace-geneva-the-cardtile.aspx and http://self-issued.info/?p=94.

    In answer to Joe’s question, in the current beta, if you want to switch cards after turning on “always use this card at this site”, you have to go to the Control Panel CardSpace interface and delete the card usage history to reset this setting.

  5. Shane Gross on 02 Feb 2009 at 9:55 am #

    This would take a load off all our memories! What happens if i need to use the card at a remote lacation? Say…at an internet cafe in a different country?

  6. http://ashishjain.com/ on 02 Feb 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Very cool. BTW…shouldn’t the card be showing the claims that are being requested?
    - Ashish

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