openid vs. lid
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Fri May 20 01:46:49 PDT 2005
Evan Martin wrote:
> How is OpenID different than LID?
>  http://lid.netmesh.org/docs/
It looks to me (from only a cursory glance) like LID also provides
profile information, while OpenID specifically leaves that to some other
Other than that, it seems to be almost identical to OpenID. It just uses
different URL arguments. One thing I *think* is true is that for LID,
the identity and the identity server URL are the same thing, though with
only one demo login to test with I can't really tell.
It seems to me that this presents an implementation difficulty which
will perturb adoption: LiveJournal's theoretical LID identities would
either have to be something odd like user.lid.livejournal.com or the
user site handler would have to pick up on the special LID arguments and
present the approval page.
On the plus side, I can't imagine it would be that hard to implement a
combo LID and OpenID identity server so that LID users could also use
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