In 2009 Paul Trevithick co-founded and began co-chairing the Kantara Initiative’s Universal Login User Experience Working Group (ULX WG) alongside Bob Morgan, Internet2 and Michael Graves, JanRain/OIDF.
The Universal Login User Experience Working Group (ULX WG) looks at the Universal Login Experience – we all know how to sign in to a site using username and password. But what if the site also wants to offer SAML, OpenID, or Infocard? Or all three! What’s the experience then? How can we make this understandable and measurably workable by mere mortals? What’ the UX with and without an active client? We’re trying to answer questions like these. Lots of details like, is the button that kicks this off called “log in”, “sign in” or “connect”? Find out more here, sign up for the group here.
Paul Trevithick is also the co-founder, with John Clippinger, of Parity Communications, now Azigo, and has served as its CEO and CTO since 2003. He initiated and is the technical leader of the work that is now the Eclipse Foundation‘s Higgins project. Supporting this effort, he also co-founded SocialPhysics.org, IdentityGang.org, IdentitySchemas.org. In 2008 Paul founded the Information Card Foundation and is currently its chair.
Since 2003, Paul’s work has focused on creating open source identity infrastructure that give people more control, convenience, and privacy with respect to their digital identities and social networks on the internet. A key focus has been the development of active client software. He co-authored the paper Identity and Resilience that was one of the 100 papers cited as informing the 2009 White House CyberPolicy Review.
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