[OpenID] Marginally interesting use case.

Ben Hyde bhyde at pobox.com
Thu Jan 25 17:42:03 UTC 2007

There is a very slight analogy, enough to confuse the casual  
observer, between OpenID's plumbing where by user-persona prove they  
'own' a web page and Google's plumbing which allows webmasters to  
claim a website.  Google uses that to intermediate access to their  
webmaster tools[1].

In the google scenario they give you a blob, you put it on your site  
or in page metadata.  Your ability to put it on the page acts as  
proof you have control over the site or page.

I was pleased to discover that multiple persona can lay claim to the  
same page.  A use case that seems quite sensible to me.  The set of  
persona that manage these sites are many.

  - ben

[1] http://www.google.com/webmasters/

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