The FireFox Identity Selector extension implements support for CardSpace on Windows, giving FireFox parity with IE. Additionally, the extension provides the ability to plug-in other Identity Selectors, by implemeting an XPCOM interface, that contains really only a single method. This makes it trivial for the user to choose which Identity Selector they wish to use, and web pages can depend on the consistent implementation of the html elements inside the page itself.

The developer blog for this Firefox extension is http://ignisvulpis.blogspot.com/

Feature List:
  • Support for both the <object> and <ic:informationcard> syntax.
  • Support for both JavaScript invocation (using xmlToken.value) and <form> posting (both implicit and using form.submit() ).
  • Supports object parameters required for the selector . These are scriptable, and most are read/write. I've tried to validate these as much as possible. I'm sure testing will turn up cases I've missed, so I expect this code will need to be updated as items are found. See more details in my post containing samples.
  • This should support all certificates that Firefox supports.
  • Pluggable identity selector. The extension creates an XPCOM Interface for Identity Selectors, of which I’ve implemented one that calls Windows CardSpace, and the end user can switch between them (right now, you have to change a pref in about:config , but I’ll add in an options dialog soon).
  • Error objects should be identical to the IE implementation (for ease of cross-platform web development)
  • Uninstalls!

News

Jan 07, 2010 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.1.4) of this Firefox extension is available. Another iframes related bugfix.

Dec 30, 2009 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.1.3) of this Firefox extension is available. Fixes a bug when looping through all frames of a document. Thanks ayo for tweeting about it.
Dec 30, 2009 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.1.2) of this Firefox extension is available.

Dec 28, 2009 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.1.1) of this Firefox extension is available.

Nov 23, 2009 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.1.0) of this Firefox extension is available.

July 2, 2008 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.0.12) of this Firefox extension is available.

Apr 01, 2008 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.0.10) of this Firefox extension is available.

Mar 28, 2008 - A new version (12066 ) of this Firefox extension is available.

Mar 20, 2008 - A new version (IdentitySelector-1.0.6 ) of this Firefox extension is available.

Dec 14, 2007 - A new version (1.0.5) of this Firefox extension is available.

Nov 24, 2007 - A new version (1.0.4) of this Firefox extension is available.

Nov 06, 2007 - A new version (1.0.3) of this Firefox extension is available.

Oct 31, 2007 - A new version (1.0.2) of this Firefox extension is available.

Oct 16, 2007 - A new version (1.0.1) of this Firefox extension is available.

Jan 7, 2007 - OK, soon may have been ambitious over the Christmas season. It's up now. Several folks have already made feature suggestions, so I'll see if updates can be a bit more frequent.

Dec 12, 2006 - Project published. Source code coming soon!

Last edited Jan 6, 2010 at 10:41 PM by ignisvulpis, version 26