[OpenID] Automating the user's selection of OP

Andrew Arnott andrewarnott at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 11:09:11 UTC 2009

Hi Shade,
You may be interested in my OpenIdAjaxTextBox sample, which has a similar
idea.  As soon as you type in an identifier, it goes to work in the
background scanning the XRDS of the identifier and then sending
checkid_immediate to a moving window of up to *x* maximum OPs simultaneously
from the XRDS.  The result is that if the user is logged into *any *of the
OPs listed in his XRDS file, then the site pretty much guarantees that he
won't have to log in explicitly to any of them in order to visit this site
-- provided the site is already trusted by his OPs.  So it works better the
second time you visit. :)


and at the moment it doesn't work well with IE8.  But IE7, Chrome, FF all
work decently with it.
Andrew Arnott
"I [may] not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death
your right to say it." - Voltaire

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:03 AM, SitG Admin <sysadmin at shadowsinthegarden.com
> wrote:

> To minimize a selector's surface area, while also minimizing the amount of
> user involvement that would be required for it to work, the server could
> send some Javascript to outsource checkid_immediate (or equivalent
> functionality) to the user's browser; the browser would request some secure
> (access restricted) area of the first website in a list provided by the RP,
> then move on through the list as it received access denied errors, but serve
> up a customized login suggestion screen for that OP if the response
> suggested that the user had an account with the OP already. All connections
> would be done from the user's browser, through their connection, sparing the
> server all this work (but pinging OP's every time a user ran the script).
> -Shade has odd ideas in the wee hours of the morning
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