Information Cards are personal digital identities that people can use online. Visually, each Information Card has a card-shaped picture and a card name associated with it that enables people to organize their digital identities and to easily select one they want to use for any given interaction.  There are two varieties, self-issued and managed information cards.

An Identity Selector is a platform service for user-centric identity management that provides a consistent user experience for authentication with a Relying Party (also known as a Service Provider) and displays a set of Information Card icons from which the user selects their preferred Information Card when authentication is required by a local application or Relying Party (e.g. a web site's login page).