Category Archives: OpenID

The Persistence of Persistence

This play on Salvador Dali’s famous painting “The Persistence of Time” is to point out a principle that seems to recur with every evolutionary step of Internet identity architecture: the fundamental importance of persistent identifiers. For example, last week on … Continue reading

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XRI and I-Names: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfinished

I hadn’t blogged yet about the excellent session Salim Ismail led on Creative Uses of I-Names at Internet Identity Workshop two weeks ago, but Phil Windley did, and then yesterday he posted a longer piece about XRI and i-names on … Continue reading

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Mike Jones on Cardspace & OpenID Synergy

Ever since the last Internet Identity Workshop I’ve been running like mad trying to finish spec assignments, catch up on email, and prep for the holidays. Not to mention catch up on blog posts (Why anyone calls December “the holidays” … Continue reading

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User Experience in the OpenID and Cardspace Paradigms

Aldo Castañeda has just posted a new installment of his The Story of Digital Identity podcast series which will be the first of several about user experience for OpenID. It’s a lively discussion between Johannes Ernst, Chris Messina, and myself … Continue reading

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Paul Madsen on OpenID & SAML Convergence

Paul Madsen, a key Liberty architect, has posted a wonderful insight about the relationship of OpenID and SAML. He plots both of them against the axes of: The selectivity of an OpenID relying party (a website that accepts OpenID logins, … Continue reading

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Eve riffs on SAML, OpenID, XRI, and privacy

In my book Eve Maler’s about as cool as it gets. XMLGrrl was not only one of the inventors of XML, but deeply understands many of its richest applications from DocBook to SAML. And she’s been a pioneer in applying … Continue reading

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Kvetch with Kveton

Scott Kveton is not only the new CEO of JanRain (he was formerly the head of the OSU Open Source Lab), but he’s started a new blog that’s rolling a mile a minute. JanRain is the leading developer of OpenID libraries … Continue reading

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OpenID 2.0: Convergence Continues

Internet infrastructure is always a story of convergence. Last fall the OpenID and LID URL-based authentication protocols came together around an interoperable lightweight discovery format called Yadis. Yadis used the XML-based XRDS document format developed by the OASIS XRI Technical … Continue reading

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