OpenID Auth for agents and "bots"

Timothy Parez timothyparez at
Sun Aug 6 15:10:03 UTC 2006

If this

User authentication in non-browser apps

This mechanism could also be of use to user-agents other than browsers which
do not have the ability to render an HTML form and supply cookies. In this
case, a separate protocol would be defined for authenticating with the
identity provider and obtaining the necessary credentials to make a request
as detailed above.

Refers to desktop applications, it would be great :)


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Martin Atkins
Sent: zondag 6 augustus 2006 16:28
To: yadis at
Subject: OpenID Auth for agents and "bots"

I've posted on the OpenID Wiki a simple proposal for doing OpenID auth using
normal HTTP authentication. This is intended as a solution for non-human
agents and bots to authenticate themselves more easily.


Note that this is not meant to address authentication of human users in
non-browser apps, though I have included this as a possible extension in the
notes at the end of the page.

Please let me know what you think.

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