[OpenID] OAuth SPs don't have to be your OpenID OP

santrajan santrajan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 04:21:48 UTC 2009


Why should OpenID support OAuth at all? OpenID can stand on its own. All
OpenID needs to do is address the concerns of RP's and users.


Andrew Arnott wrote:
> 
> Just a simple request: please keep in mind that your OP doesn't have to be
> your OAuth SP as well.
> It seems that every time OAuth is mentioned, it's "OpenID+OAuth" where the
> OP is also your OAuth SP.  Let's remember that unless every site that has
> something to offer becomes an OP, not every OAuth SP will be an OP.  We
> should work to make the OAuth UX by itself seemless for the user as well,
> particularly if the user logs into both the consumer and the SP using the
> same OpenID.
> 
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