[OpenID] OpenID Exchange

Simon Willison simon at simonwillison.net
Mon Jan 15 08:53:26 UTC 2007

On 15 Jan 2007, at 08:08, Martin Atkins wrote:

> OpenID Exchange[1] is a protocol for doing arbitrary HTTP requests
> between two sites where the caller acts on behalf of the user and the
> user gives that caller a one-time permission to perform the action.

So it's basically a spec for doing with OpenID the kind of things  
that Flickr's authentication API does? i.e. a mechanism for letting a  
third party application make API calls on your behalf without having  
to give them your full authentication details?


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