pete.stoner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 20:41:15 PDT 2005
On Jul 5, 2005, at 8:02 PM, Kyle Mulka wrote:
> Have you guys heard of Cosign? It's the single sign on system we use
> here at UofM, and seems to be similar to OpenID, except that it
> currently allow the user to specify which identity server to use. Each
> client server that wants to authenticate people has specify.
This looks a lot like pubcookie (www.pubcookie.org) - which is what
the University of Washington uses. You're right about the difference
- this is the main point of having OpenID. OpenID is intended to be
distributed, so there is no single point of failure. Pubcookie and
Cosign use a single login server so that accounts can be centrally
managed. OpenID doesn't want central management - the whole point is
to let "anyone, anywhere" use it.
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