multiple identity servers
ydnar at shaderlab.com
Wed May 18 15:04:35 PDT 2005
I like the idea of having multiple servers. I like the idea of having both
TypePad and/or LiveJournal being able to assert http://shaderlab.com.
Since the OpenID client stores the assertable URL (ideally), and not the
identity server URL.
On Wed, 18 May 2005, Martin Atkins wrote:
> Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > WTF was I smoking? If one fails because the server's down, we don't know
> > how to fall back to the next, since we never got notified that it was
> > down. The user's browser did.
> > Okay, one identity server!
> Failing to multiple servers wasn't the point. The idea was that
> consumers might have an identity server whitelist or blacklist, so a
> user can assert multiple servers in the hope that one will be used. As I
> mentioned before, the common case is that the consumer will have no
> prejucide and will just pick any one. (probably the first)
> Some measure of fallback could be provided by having the helper pick one
> at random so that a different one is picked each time the user hits the
> login button, but that's so unlikely to happen it doesn't seem worth
> worrying about as a spec requirement.
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