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

Nat sakimura at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 05:58:27 UTC 2009


Right. And I think we are approaching a time that we should stop  
thinking of an OP but Discovery provider, Authentication Provider, and  
Attribute Provider.

=nat at TOKYO via iPhone

On 2009/04/04, at 12:25, Andrew Arnott <andrewarnott at gmail.com> 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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