Spectaclar project

Paul Crowley paul at ciphergoth.org
Sun Jun 19 00:14:53 PDT 2005

Rob Lanphier wrote:
> 1.  The primary focus of Spectaclar is on authorization, not
> authentication.  My understanding is that OpenID is focused on
> authenication now and for the forseeable future.

This is true.  However, SAML (of which the Liberty Alliance stuff is a 
part) is about authorization, contrary to your Spectaclar opening page. 
  At the moment, SAML seems to me too complex to live so it doesn't 
bother me too much if an open-source project duplicates their work, but 
it might be worth a look.  You should also look at the work done on 
SPKI, which treats all authorization as delegation.

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