OpenID/Oauth hybrid [was Re: specs Digest, Vol 27, Issue 3]
atom at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Nov 19 19:28:46 UTC 2008
Not sure why you say that requiring pre-registration and having an open
stack are mutually exclusive. Are you saying that there's no benefit for
service providers to provide a standard interface to developers?
Martin Atkins wrote:
> Allen Tom wrote:
>> One problem with this approach is that many SPs like Yahoo and
>> MySpace will require developers to register their site to get a
>> Consumer Key. Given that the developer already has to manually get a
>> CK, there might not that much value in defining a workflow for
>> Consumers to discover the OAuth endpoints.
> As long as this is true it will be impossible for such SPs to expose
> non-proprietary protocols like PortableContacts, so either these SPs
> will need to find a way to work without pre-registration or we'll all
> have to accept that the open stack is impossible and go find something
> more productive to do.
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