paul at ciphergoth.org
Sun Jun 19 00:14:53 PDT 2005
Rob Lanphier wrote:
> 1. The primary focus of Spectaclar is on authorization, not
> authentication. My understanding is that OpenID is focused on
> authenication now and for the forseeable future.
This is true. However, SAML (of which the Liberty Alliance stuff is a
part) is about authorization, contrary to your Spectaclar opening page.
At the moment, SAML seems to me too complex to live so it doesn't
bother me too much if an open-source project duplicates their work, but
it might be worth a look. You should also look at the work done on
SPKI, which treats all authorization as delegation.
\/ o\ Paul Crowley, paul at ciphergoth.org
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