[OpenID] Automating the user's selection of OP

Nat sakimura at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 07:18:17 UTC 2009


Hey, if you can spec out something, I may allocate some of my R&D  
budget to make it.

=nat at San Francisco via iPhone

On 2009/04/21, at 13:29, George Fletcher <gffletch at aol.com> wrote:

> We could use smart software in the browser to handle this (e.g.  
> Verisign Seatbelt or Sxipper) but with a much better set of features  
> for the user, and better detection of web sites that support OpenID  
> (e.g. the Vidoop plugin for flock).
>
> While we can't ever get away from the need to support "dumb browser"  
> experiences, in my mind it makes more sense to optimize for an  
> "identity agent" aware device while not precluding the "dumb  
> browser" experience. There is a lot we can do to make a seamless  
> user-centric experience using an "identity agent" on the user's  
> device.
>
> My 2 cents:)
>
> Thanks,
> George
>
> SitG Admin wrote:
>>> So you are still back to asking the user which OP's he would like  
>>> to login
>>> with.
>>>
>>> You might as well ask the question at the start itself and set a  
>>> cookie for
>>> the user.
>>
>> Which returns you to the problem this was intended to solve: isn't  
>> it a bit much to ask the user to type in their OpenID when you can  
>> fill it in for them automatically?
>>
>> -Shade
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