livejournal consumer support

Martin Atkins mart at
Fri May 27 07:20:06 PDT 2005

Alex Pennace wrote:
> On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 11:32:43PM -0700, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>LiveJournal on my development machine now has the beginnings of OpenID
>>consumer support.  You can login with an OpenID url and it auto-vivifies
>>you a dummy account without a username, just using the little openid icon
>>instead of an LJ head (for your LJ-based profile, friends, comments, etc)
>>and the link text going to your OpenID URL, analogous to how the ljuser
>>link head/text go to LJ user's profile/journal now.
>>Soon you'll be able to add OpenID users as friends (read your
>>friends-only entries), trusted, banned, etc.
> Lets say the OpenID URL is also an RSS feed of a blog. Will those
> entries appear on friends pages as well?

At the moment it *can't* be the URL of an RSS feed because there's no 
way to reference an ID server from there.

However, if someone authenticates with an OpenID Identity that is also 
the link URL from an RSS feed, it's perhaps reasonable to assume that 
they "own" that RSS feed and thus any syndication account that mirrors 
it. What they'll be allowed to do in that situation isn't really on 
topic for this mailing list. ;)

(There was some discussion of this the other day in lj_dev:

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