where yadis fits in

Grant Monroe grant at janrain.com
Mon Mar 6 22:28:12 UTC 2006

On 3/5/06, Dick Hardt <dick at sxip.com> wrote:
> On 2-Mar-06, at 3:23 PM, Grant Monroe wrote:
> > Yadis is simply a way for a user to advertise their services through
> > their identifier. A reasonable thought to have is that you should only
> > have to discover one service that can tell you about all the other
> > services. In this view of the world, the other services associated
> > with an identifier are no different than the email address or credit
> > card info. This has some nice properties. The protocol for this master
> > service could let the owner of an identifier present a customized list
> > of services to the requesting entity. I think that this fits under the
> > description of directed identity (i.e. the user has control over what
> > claims are made to who).
> NOTE: I don't think your use of directed identity here is what Kim
> Cameron meant by directed identity.
> Since each requesting entity has the same identifier, they all know
> it is the same user, and could collaborate and share identity data.
> In order for there to be unidirectional identity, each requesting
> entity would need to be given a different identifier.

Thanks for the clarification. Do you have any thoughts on terminology
we might use to discuss the concepts I was describing?

Grant Monroe
JanRain, Inc.

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