[OpenID] General questions about 'checkid_immediate'

David Fuelling sappenin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 20:26:59 UTC 2007

I'm having difficulty getting my head around when an RP uses
'checkid_immediate' vs. 'checkid_setup'.  Can anyone offer some insight?

For example, most of the OP's that I use will only prompt me for a user/pass
login once.  Then, most RP access is granted without user input (assuming
I've directed my OP to trust the RP in question).

1.) Is this because lots of RP's are leading off with a checkid_immediate?
Or is this functionality simply something that my OP is doing, and unrelated
to 'checkid_immediate?

2.) The spec mentions a Javascript example for "checkid_immeidate".  How
does an OP authenticate a user for an RP *without* user interaction on the
OP side?  Doesn't the user have to "do" something on the OP first (like
login, or mark an OP as "trusted").  



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