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

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 11:34:17 UTC 2009

>From a purely technological perspective, OpenID doesn't work in
desktoclients or for APIs.

This is one of the primary reasons OAuth came about: Magnolia and
Twitter couldn't fully adopt OpenID without something for
non-browser-based environments.

OpenID & OAuth are complements, not competitors. Making them work
together more seamlessly where possible is driven by interface
convenience, not technological superiority.


On 4/3/09, santrajan <santrajan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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