Yadis and OpenID: openid.server vs X-YADIS-Location

Josh Hoyt josh at janrain.com
Thu Mar 9 21:49:26 UTC 2006

On 3/9/06, Dick Hardt <dick at sxip.com> wrote:
> Sounds like it works for people even if it is bypassing Yadis.
> What value would they get from looking at the Yadis document?

The OpenID consumer will not usually need additional information, but
the Yadis document may contain other alternate services, and a relying
party that supports multiple protocols should be able to choose the
appropriate one. Also, if the user's main OpenID server is
unavailable, the Yadis document could specify a fallback server,
making the identity URL more robust.


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