[OpenID] call it federation (was: thoughts on a consumer drivenidp affiliate program )

S. Sriram ssriram at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 21:21:23 UTC 2007

From: "David Nicol" <davidnicol at gmail.com>
> thing to some, and a bad thing to others.  The consumer-consumer
> instant federation protocol should be separate from the openId protocol
> rather than buried in it.  The audiences for the two specifications
> are different,


> href="http://anotherservice.example.com/bin/instantfederation?caller_id=http://joeuser.example.com">
> visit the other service, already logged in with openID
> http://joeuser.example.com</a>

This makes sense as one could have pre-written drop-in federators
in php, python etc. that consumers can drop-in to their websites.

What the federator drop-in would need is
- a hook to read from a whitelist
- A call to the consumers login routine
- a redirect to a continue url

So the calling url could be
http://joeuser.example.com : click to visit your pre-logged in section at 
the other service</a>

S. Sriram 

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