[humanities-dev] Federated ID for TEXTUS
j.gray at cantab.net
Thu Feb 23 09:34:32 GMT 2012
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Jonathan Gray <j.gray at cantab.net> wrote:
> Could also be worth speaking to CKAN team about why they phased out
> support for OpenID on TheDataHub.org?
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Sam Leon <okfn.sam.leon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My vote is for Open ID or rolling our own.
>> I found it very easy to use Open ID on sites like Hootsuite even before I knew I had an account!
>> Problem is will it stump those without google or yahoo accounts?
>> Sent from a mobile device
>> On 23 Feb 2012, at 08:35, Jonathan Gray <j.gray at cantab.net> wrote:
>>> Unless we can making signing up with OpenID *really* unbelievably
>>> streamlined and easy, my vote would be for rolling our own. I would
>>> guess that users of sites like OpenPhilosophy.org will probably not
>>> have much technical experience and OpenID sign in could be a barrier.
>>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM, Tom Oinn <tom.oinn at okfn.org> wrote:
>>>> To use TEXTUS users are going to have to identify themselves (or at
>>>> least to use most of its interesting features). Do we have a
>>>> preference for how this happens? This is just how we acquire the user
>>>> ID and verify it, not where the user's data is stored, a few options
>>>> would be:
>>>> OpenID - widely used, anyone with a Google or Yahoo! account has an
>>>> OpenID even if they don't know it
>>>> Facebook Connect - authenticate against facebook accounts, never used
>>>> this but it's an option
>>>> Roll our own - more hassle, users have to remember logins and
>>>> passwords specific to this system, they'll inevitably end up using the
>>>> same ones as they use for the email accounts, we have to verify
>>>> accounts etc
>>>> As you might have guessed I'm in favour of OpenID or, if we must,
>>>> rolling our own. I have a strong objection to Facebook Connect due to
>>>> that company's cavalier attitude towards privacy, user data etc, but
>>>> it does work for this kind of thing. Of course, if someone were to
>>>> turn round and point out a cross-OKFN standard way of doing this
>>>> that'd be even better.
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