how different is OpenID from SXIP?

John Merrells merrells at
Wed Mar 15 14:50:33 UTC 2006

On 15-Mar-06, at 6:45 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm writing from a W3C workshop on usable authentication.

Hello Dan,

Also from the W3C meeting :)

> I've studied OpenID in some
> detail... played with the code and deployed it in a trial setting*.
> I hear about SXIP now and again. I found their web site, which has
> very high level stuff, as well as low-level protocol specs, and I  
> think
> some code. But it doesn't have the "here's how SXIP works..."
> blurb like the OpenID homepage has.

There's an Overview document here, which has only just been

There's a more detailed Scenarios document in the works.
I'll post to this list once it is.


> I wonder if somebody could do me a favor: tell me to what extent
> SXIP is isomorphic to OpenID?
> I'm sorry for not writing sooner. I meant to do my own homework,
> but didn't manage.
> * I reviewed the OpenID spec a while ago, but didn't send
> my comments here because I wasn't sure I had time for
> follow-up discussion. My notes are at:
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C

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