MySpace OpenID Popup spotted in the wild

jDavid at
Fri May 1 18:51:44 UTC 2009

I have been thinking about what to ask for, and it comes to mind that
browsers throw a special popup for 'basic authorization' with special
It would be great if there was a semantic html way to define the openid
login process, and if the browser supported it, it could report that via

<openid:login consumer_key='123456' signing_page='auth.php'
callback='someresource.php' />

another option would be to do it in the header of any response


I have also been thinking of a way to authorize S3 files via openId, in
addition to the methods that amazon already supports.

Doing the login via an iframe seems like a bad idea, unless SSL had some
better rules for secure iFrames on SSL delivered parent pages.

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Brendan O'Connor <openid at>wrote:

> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Johannes Ernst
> < at> wrote:
> > I've been trying to convince the VeriSign guys for some time to
> open-source
> > Seatbelt, but so far I have failed ...
> >
> > Would you say that all we'd need/want the browser guys to do is ship
> > Seatbelt-like functionality?
> I would, yes. Especially as it answers Evert's requests, as well; it
> pops up whenever it notices an OpenID login box.
> ---Brendan O'Connor
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