[OpenID] is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?

Hans Granqvist hgranqvist at verisign.com
Thu Feb 8 15:45:15 PST 2007

Christopher St John wrote:

> [1] WS-* is an absolute nightmare. Kitchen-sink approach,
> all the warring spec-writers happy, users absolutely miserable.

Not sure why users would care about the underlying specs. Or
did you mean 'developers'?

> Half-implemented, badly implemented, incorrectly implemented,
> dozens of options, etc. Ugly stuff.

You *could* say the same about many OpenID implementations,

WS-Security is elegant, especially considering the
tremendous constraints imposed by XML and SOAP processing.


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