Yadis.... now OpenID
brad at danga.com
Tue May 17 20:54:07 PDT 2005
The temporary name Yadis is now dead. It's now OpenID.
Much love to David Lehn for giving us http://openid.net/ , which is
currently down until DNS gets moved/setup.
-- not based on FOAF (though FOAF can still be used, and just as
easily if it's under the root identity URL)
-- DSA signature is now BASE64(DER(ASN1(SEQUENCE(INTEGER,INTEGER))))
That seems to be the norm... what OpenSSL does. At least once you
decode the Base64.
-- All URL arguments prefaces with "openid." so arguments don't collide
with what your app URLs might need/use.
-- cleaned up docs
Anybody have objections to this auto-discovery link for finding the identity server from an HTML document?
<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.livejournal.com/misc/openid.bml" />
The "openid." preface is consistent with the GET arguments in the
requests/responses, and allows us extensibility in the future, if we
need to link more. The period is okay, since the rel is just a bunch
of CDATA tokens. No content-type makes sense. No title makes much sense.
I'd love feedback from everybody that has time.
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