With just mere days after the previous release, the Dark Wallet team has released alpha 5, which available for download here.
The Dark wallet team has been working hard to resolve the known issues. The latest version serves bug fixes as well as two major new features - BitID and watch only pockets - as well as some “heavy internal refactoring” according to the official release notes.BitID
For the first time, the wallet is integrated with a major website by having a Bitid login. BitID makes it possible to log into a website validated by signing a Bitcoin message using one of the user's keys, so no passwords other than those used to secure your wallet is needed.
This links the website user to a public key that is controlled by the user i.e. a Bitcoin key held by the dark wallet. “We generate a Bitcoin address derived from the site name, so we generate more or less unique keys while keeping the key generation deterministic” explain the release notes.
The Dark wallet team also added that they are hoping to create a feature that will allow sign-ins with other crypto systems and trust and/or reputation confirmation to validate initial user trust on a website.
An example for mediawiki implementing bitid was posted so it can be used against the darkwallet:
Source: The Bitcoin News