Anything wrong with my association?
Nathan D. Bowen
nbowen+yadis at andtonic.com
Sun Jun 26 20:49:57 PDT 2005
Kristopher Tate wrote:
>I've been testing our implementation against the lifewiki consumer, and
>for some reason we're not getting back an assoc_handle from it. It seems
>to me that somehow it's rejecting our response to openid.mode=associate...
From what I've seen, the LifeWiki consumer isn't sending assoc_handle
to anyone (not you, not me, not LiveJournal). My assessment is that it's
implemented as a dumb consumer. I don't remember it ever requesting an
association from me in the first place (although I may have missed it).
>But moreover, how can we tell if a consumer
>thinks an ID server is dumb? look for the lack of openid.assoc_handle?
Strike that and reverse it -- the *consumer* is what gets to choose to
be dumb (or not). The server detects a dumb consumer's request by lack
of an assoc_handle. So if your server isn't getting an assoc_handle from
the consumer, you know that you have to treat it as a "dumb" consumer
that's going to be asking you to do a check_authentication.
Hope that helps!
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