[OpenID] is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?

David Fuelling sappenin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 23:40:53 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Yates [mailto:robyates70 at gmail.com]
> For example, how much resistance would there actually be to removing
> "Diffie-Hellman Associations" and instead always relying upon a
> "Direct Request".  If folks really want to use associations they can
> always fall back to openid 1.1 which "should" be supported by all
> parties anyway.

Hi Robert,

Actually, Hans and I have been having a pretty good discussion about why
Direct Verification is more susceptible to MITM attacks, whereas DH
Associations make the protocol less susceptible to these types of attacks.

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