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2005-05-20 16:55:27.081159+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Some folks over at LiveJournal have come up with a single sign-on system called OpenID. It's a lot like a subset of LID, and I'm not terribly excited about it because it seems to be a big step backwards in many ways, but if they end up adopting it I'll make sure that Flutterby can use it. As soon as the spec settles a bit, I'll probably also hack things so that my LID URL can also double as an OpenID URL.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama LID (Lightweight IDentity) ]

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#Comment You sort of made: 2005-05-27 23:16:59.954116+00 by: baylink

backed off on LID, no?

I can't see how they can get anywhere with LID; the "really is who they say" and "keep people from linking the transactions" things seem incompatible.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-27 23:26:48.360324+00 by: Dan Lyke

Actually, I've been hoping to use LID[Wiki] as the basis for some of my future web apps, but some of the other infrastructure that I'd hoped was going to happen hasn't. I may have to write it myself, but I'm trying to avoid anything that's not 3d animation related coding-wise right now.

I don't really find the "really is who they say" thing an issue, for most of what I want LID[Wiki] or even OpenID for my real concern is "same person, two places". Solve the easy problem because we can, and wait 'til we learn more to deal with the hard one.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-29 23:00:10.940606+00 by: Shawn

I don't see it so much a "really is who they say" thing as it is "really is who they say they say they are" - kind of like how we use digital signatures with key pairs. A signed e-mail from me doesn't prove that it's from Shawn S****. It proves that it was sent from someone in possession of my private key. Ostensibly, this is the entity that my public key says it identifies - me.