[Openid-specs-ab] Simple Web Discovery

Dick Hardt dick.hardt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 04:38:25 UTC 2010


On 2010-10-26, at 4:33 PM, Mike Jones wrote:

> Having a simple discovery method for services and resources is key to enabling many Internet scenarios that require interactions among parties that do not have pre-established relationships.  For instance, if Joe, with e-mail address joe at example.com, wants to share his calendar with Mary, then Mary’s calendar service, in the general case, will need to discover the location of Joe’s calendar service.  For example, Mary’s calendar service might discover that Joe’s calendar service is located at http://calendars.proseware.com/calendar/joseph by doing discovery for a service named urn:adatum.com:calendar  at example.com for the account joe.

I think it would be really useful to complete the scenario. What happens when Mary's service discovers Joe's calendar service? How does Joe give Mary's calendar service permission to access his calendar? How does Joe identify Mary?

-- Dick
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