Habitat Chronicles: The Tripartite Identity Pattern


34 bookmarks. First posted by mintchaos december 2009.


One of the most misunderstood patterns in social media design is that of user identity management. Product designers often confuse the many different roles required by various user identifiers. via Pocket
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2 days ago by LaptopHeaven

One of the most misunderstood patterns in social media design is that of user identity management. Product designers often confuse the many different roles required by various user identifiers. This confusion is compounded by using older online services, such as Yahoo!, eBay and America Online, as canonical references.
article  webdev  development 
5 days ago by davidgasperoni
A better way to structure identity without usernames
programming 
6 days ago by bostonvaulter
The three components of user identity are: the account identifier, the login identifier, and the public identifier
authentication  identity  programming  pattern 
7 days ago by Tknvbe
Easy-to-understand diagram breaking down user identity on webapps into three parts:
* Account identifier (user ID)
* Login identifier (email, username)
* Social identifier (displayed name)

Naive implementation reuses "username" for all three of these. Better implementations separate this out, and may have N social identifiers and M login identifiers for one account ID.
programming  usernames 
7 days ago by gunsch
One of the most misunderstood patterns in social media design is that of user identity management. Product designers often confuse the many different roles required by various user identifiers. This confusion is compounded by using older online services, such as Yahoo!, eBay and America Online, as canonical references. The services established their identity models based on engineering-centric requirements long before we had a more subtle understanding of user requirements for social media. By conjoining the requirements of engineering (establishing sessions, retrieving database records, etc.) with the users requirements of recognizability and self-expression, many older identity models actually discourage user participation. For example: Yahoo! found that users consistently listed that the fear of spammers farming their e-mail address was the number one reason they gave for abandoning the creation of user created content, such as restaurant reviews and message board postings. This ultimately led to a very expensive and radical re-engineering of the Yahoo identity model which has been underway since 2006.
identity 
7 days ago by jiahaog
A proposal for identifying users on a website.
standards  web_dev 
december 2015 by telharmonium
Account ID + Login ID + Public ID
web  social  ux  identity  online 
december 2009 by mintchaos