how different is OpenID from SXIP?
merrells at sxip.com
Wed Mar 15 19:38:32 UTC 2006
Just to clarify a few things there... and provide some references.
On 15-Mar-06, at 11:13 AM, Johannes Ernst wrote:
> SXIP, the company,
The company is called Sxip Identity, so different capitalization there.
> has designed a "vertically integrated system" that contains things
> such as authentication and profile transmission in an integrated
> whole which centers around their "DIX" protocol.
SXIP 2.0 is layered on top of the DIX protocol. DIX is specified as
an individual submission internet-draft, which is up for discussion
at the upcoming IETF meeting in Dallas.
More accessible description of the protocol here:
(Note more documents and html versions on their way.)
> There is currently one implementation (right?) from SXIP, in
> several languages (I think).
Sxip have implemented a number of endpoints, in several languages:
Homesite Reference Implementation: Perl
Membersite Developer Kit: Perl, PHP, Java
Third-Party Plugins: Media Wiki
Other third parties have/are building further endpoints, including
a Drupal plugin, Ruby MDK, Coldfusion (?), and a RedHat Fedora
Directory Server Homesite.
Additionally, for completeness, endpoints are up for interop testing:
And, we have a demonstration application built on the SXIP 2.0
platform that solves a real problem and allows users to build up
a reputation around their 'persona'.
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