ditching multiple openid.server declarations

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at danga.com
Fri Jun 10 09:19:05 PDT 2005

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Martin Atkins wrote:

> >
> > So --- I'm yanking out support for multiple openid.server declarations
> > from Net::OpenID::Consumer.  It wasn't well documented or discussed
> > anyway.
> >
> On reflection, I agree. It makes so many things more complicated,
> ambiguous or confusing. The only argument for it was that consumers
> could pick an ID server that they trust, so if a particular site bands
> my own ID server I can still use LiveJournal's, or vice-versa.
> It's a shame to lose that, but I don't think it ever would have worked
> out in practice anyway.

I was telling another guy here at work that it's probably a good thing:
we don't want to set the tone that it's okay to assign trust to identity
servers.  Just because you're on livejournal or typekey or deadjournal,
that doesn't mean you're somehow more trusted than foosite.com.

- Brad

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