Minutes From Meeting Today

David Strauss mailinglists at fourkitchens.com
Sat Jun 24 16:10:17 UTC 2006

At the minimum, consumers could allow a one-time escalation to an
https:// identity from an http:// one. After signing on with the
https:// equivalent once, the http:// signon for the ID would be

It'd be rather easy to implement, and every OpenID server out there
seems to already treat the http:// and https:// identities as

David Strauss
Four Kitchen Studios, LLC

Recordon, David wrote:
> This was something we discussed both days.  From the discussion on the
> list, there are tradeoffs on both sides.
> Treating them the same means that if your http:// identity is
> compromised then so is your https:// one.  Ideally you're using https://
> since it is more secure.
> On the other hand, in terms of easing adoption and growth into the
> future, treating them as the same identity is preferred.
> I'm I missing any strong arguments on either side?
> --David 
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> Subject: Re: Minutes From Meeting Today
> Recordon, David wrote:
>> - Recommends SSL in certain areas
> My main concern is how the current spec treats
> http://getopenid.com/david and https://getopenid.com/david as different
> identities. While I understand how there *could* be exceptions, I think
> both should be treated the same so users can gracefully move to using
> SSL identity pages. I think the lack of SSL-signed identity pages is a
> major weakness in OpenID that allows spoofing to direct authentication
> to a rogue server.
> --
> David Strauss
> Four Kitchen Studios, LLC
> GetOpenID.com

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