[Openid-specs-ab] OpenID Connect FAQ?

Allen Tom allentomdude at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 22:49:27 UTC 2011


OK, here's what I typed up this afternoon. It is only meant to be an
informative easy to read summary of commonly asked questions regarding
OpenID Connect.

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=16uH73S0VqouiDbfKJxxOUlgU9AZFu_ZRXVPJXwPCE6A

Anyone else want to pitch in?

Allen


On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Pam Dingle <pdingle at pingidentity.com>wrote:

> Not everyone we want to inform will be an implementer.  A FAQ creates an
> easy set of quotable definitions for press, bloggers, and other folks who
> may want to talk about the spec without digging into it.
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Johnny Bufu <jbufu at janrain.com> wrote:
>
>> I think these should be covered in the spec, rather than an external,
>> non-authoritative document. An implementer would need answers for all of
>> them (except the first one), the spec really should provide them.
>>
>> Johnny
>>
>>
>> On 11-08-19 12:15 PM, Allen Tom wrote:
>>
>>> Would it be useful to have an OpenID Connect technical FAQ? Is there one
>>> already? If not, I can help set it up as a separate wiki/living document.
>>>
>>> Off the top of my head, some questions and answers that should be listed
>>> are:
>>>
>>> - What's OpenID Connect, and how is it different than OpenID 2.0?
>>> - How is OpenID Connect different than OAuth 2.0?
>>> - What is the id_token?
>>> - What's the UserInfo endpoint?
>>> - What's the CheckSession endpoint?
>>> - When should clients use the Implicit vs Code flows?
>>> - What's the identifier for the user?
>>> - How do I extend OpenID Connect?
>>>
>>> Allen
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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