Simplifying OpenId

Rasqual Twilight oid at
Fri Jan 6 23:36:25 UTC 2006

On 1/6/06, S. Alexander Jacobson
<alex**oid**895*dxyi*3 at>
> I apologize in advance if this is a FAQ, but I just read finally took
> the time to read through the OpenId spec more carefully and it seems
> overly complex for what it is trying to accomplish.  Why not get rid
> of all the complex message formats and non-opaque URLs and do
> something like this:
> 3. Consumer establishes is_user URL with server and gets back redirect URL
>    POST http://serverURL
>    content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>    is_user=http://is_user_URL
>    201 CREATED
>    Location: http://redirect
> (...)
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> S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565

I think this could work, but puts a bit more strain on the consumer
because of the extra POST.

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