Over the weekend I installed “Digital Me for Mac” on my MacBook Pro and started using it with identityblog and other sites. It's fast and totally does the trick. I've made a micro video demo that gives you an idea of what it's like.
The install worked just as it should. I ended up with a Bandit managed card - then went on to create a self-issued one so I wouldn't have to enter a password. So now I can work on my site both from my Mac and my PCs. I'm not sure if it works with Safari – I was using it with Firefox.
This means that Higgins has a really usable identity selector for the MacIntosh world – an important milestone for identity people. There is a Linux version as well.
Dale Olds writes:
Last Friday, Andy quietly posted the Mac binary packages. Drag and drop install. We have tested it with many relying parties and identity provider sites (many more than those linked). We have also notified a few interested power users and got some initial feedback. Itâ€™s looking good so far.
So if youâ€™d like to run an easily installed, 100% open source package for OpenSUSE 10.2 or Mac OS X, you can get from the Bandit instructions and download page.
Itâ€™s shiny and new, and just might work. Please let us know how it works for you!
To explore the complexities of how this component relates to the rest of the Higgins project, check out Dale Old's post.