[Openid-specs-ab] Spec call notes 7-Jun-12

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Fri Jun 15 16:24:55 UTC 2012


+1

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Richer [mailto:jricher at mitre.org] 
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 9:24 AM
To: Mike Jones
Cc: John Bradley; Vladimir Dzhuvinov / NimbusDS; openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Spec call notes 7-Jun-12

In case my previous response gets lost in the list traffic, I would rather see "preferred_username" instead of "username_hint" to match the PoCo naming of this same field.

  -- Justin

On 06/15/2012 12:09 PM, Mike Jones wrote:
> +1 that the name "username_hint" would cut down on errors by people who don't closely read the spec.
>
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> Bradley
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> To: Vladimir Dzhuvinov / NimbusDS
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> Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Spec call notes 7-Jun-12
>
> I would be happier with username_hint as it will cut down on errors by people who don't read the spec.
>
> I have had to deal with enough issues in openID 2 where RP don't read the spec do something stupid and the media blames openID.   I know we can't stop that completely,  but I know if it is called username in a year or so there will be a security incident,  that is not the specs fault but we will be blamed anyway.
>
> If there is a good reason for calling it username I won't try to block it.  At the moment the logic is mostly that is what facebook calls the element that they put the users profile page subsegment into.
>
> John B.
>
> On 2012-06-14, at 11:35 AM, Vladimir Dzhuvinov / NimbusDS wrote:
>
>> username_hint seems to reflect the claim purpose better!
>>
>> + 1
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>> Vladimir
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