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

santrajan santrajan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 13:43:16 UTC 2009

But OAuth is not decentralised like OpenId. We need centralized discovery and
decentralized authentication. The centralised discovery will take care of
the trust part.

Chris Messina wrote:
> 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.
> Chris
> 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.

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