OpenID, YADIS and Directed Identity

Josh Hoyt josh at
Sun Feb 12 18:53:48 UTC 2006

On 2/12/06, Martin Atkins <mart at> wrote:
> So I enter my identity URL as and my identity server
> tells the relying party "The remote user is".
> What have I gained here? They know I originally entered
>, so they can tell that the two correlate.

If you just specify your server rather than specifying your URL, and
lots of other people use it, then it would provide some anonymity.
IIRC, the URL-based SXIP works this way.


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