[sugar] Integration with web apps (and Moodle specifically!)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff
Tue Sep 5 17:07:07 EDT 2006

On 9/5/06, Ivan Krsti? <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > Hmm... I don't really understand the entire system you are proposing,
> Say Moodle is running on the school server, and wants to authenticate
> me. I'm a kid with an OLPC laptop, in range of the school server. I go
> to the Moodle login page. My browser sees that I'm talking to the school
> server which is whitelisted, and automatically detects the login page
> (which includes a nonce), submitting the signed nonce back. Moodle now
> has a signature blob that it needs to verify against the user database
> on the machine, but which it does not manage. So it spawns off a simple
> HTTP GET to some port on localhost, where an identity broker is running;
> the broker takes the signed blob and the user's purported identity,
> verifies the signature, and returns either a "nay" or an "aye, here's
> information about the user" response. Make sense?

Sounds good to me. Who should I be talking to if I want to integrate
with such scheme?



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