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Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Wed May 18 12:11:02 PDT 2005

I think users will <link> their most trustworthy identity server.

On Wed, 18 May 2005, Martin Atkins wrote:

> Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > WTF was I smoking?  If one fails because the server's down, we don't know
> > how to fall back to the next, since we never got notified that it was
> > down.  The user's browser did.
> >
> > Okay, one identity server!
> >
> Failing to multiple servers wasn't the point. The idea was that
> consumers might have an identity server whitelist or blacklist, so a
> user can assert multiple servers in the hope that one will be used. As I
> mentioned before, the common case is that the consumer will have no
> prejucide and will just pick any one. (probably the first)
> Some measure of fallback could be provided by having the helper pick one
> at random so that a different one is picked each time the user hits the
> login button, but that's so unlikely to happen it doesn't seem worth
> worrying about as a spec requirement.
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