yadis Digest, Vol 13, Issue 14

Josh Hoyt josh at janrain.com
Thu May 25 15:08:13 UTC 2006

On 5/25/06, Chris Drake <christopher at pobox.com> wrote:
> How is my privacy being protected if I have to give my ID to a relying
> party?  For example - I don't want the folks at "shame-your-boss.com"
> to know my ID in case they later see me at work in my sourceforge
> account - or do I have to create a collection of new Yadis IDs, one
> for each new web site I go to ?   Am I missing something here?

Use different identifiers in places where you do not want to be
identified as the same person. Identity providers can (and will) make
this easy, without requiring you to have more than one account.

It is possible for your IdP to issue one identifier per site that you
visit to get the convenience of single-sign-on without giving up any
privacy. A case that I expect to be even more common is to use
different identifiers in different communities, such as work and

I hope that helps.


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