[OpenID] Applying the XRI synonym mechanism to OpenID/Yadis

Josh Hoyt josh at janrain.com
Fri Jan 19 19:18:20 UTC 2007

On 1/18/07, Steve Churchill <steven.churchill at ootao.com> wrote:
> Note that delegates in OpenID 1.1 work this way. The RP needs to perform
> another GET on the delegate to obtain the OpenID URL before using the
> delegate URL for a primary key. [Someone please correct me if I am wrong
> here.]

In OpenID (1 or 2) the delegate (OP-local identifier) is not required
to be resolved at all. Therefore, delegate MUST NOT ever be used as a
synonym for the user's identifier.

OpenID itself does not provide a synonym mechanism, except supporting
that which is native to XRI.


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