[OpenID] About Facebook, MySpace and OpenID

Breno de Medeiros breno at google.com
Sat Apr 4 00:39:54 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM, SitG Admin
<sysadmin at shadowsinthegarden.com>wrote:

> An alternative view to this is that front-loading the user account creation
>> experience with requests to disclose a lot of information can lead to
>> sending the user away. A better approach is for incremental disclosure,
>> where requests for the user to disclose specific bits of information appear
>> in the context of the stated need.
> True . . . so the RP just needs some way of figuring out which feature the
> user was interested on, to send them to their OP with the corresponding
> attribute(s) marked as "required".

Yes. If RPs do a good job of inferring the user's intent before sending them
to the OP (the OP certainly has no ability to accomplish that) they can
craft their requests such that there is a very high likelihood that the user
will say 'yes' to everything requested. That will result in the maximum
value being obtained from using AX to start with.

> -Shade


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