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Architecture & Standards

Identity and Web Browsers: Next-Generation API

Wednesday, June 23
11:00am - 11:25am MDT

In the last couple of years, browser vendors and web standards organizations have been demonstrating a growing interest in how their products are used in identity scenarios- and the intention to play a more direct role in how common use cases are implemented. There is a new crop of proposed browser API dedicated to implement identity functionality, such as mediating identity tokens exchange between identity providers and relying parties (Chrome's WebID) or preserving state for identity providers (webkit's IsLoggedIn), that have the potential to change browser-based identity solutions as we know them today. Come to this session to learn about the rationale behind those efforts, their current state and possible evolutions moving forward.