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

Krishna Sankar ksankar ksankar
Wed Sep 6 22:27:25 EDT 2006

Yep, OpenID looks interesting. I am a fan of Lightweight Identity specs (may be that is an oxymoron). V1.1 is more of identity than a trust fabric. Looks like the wip (2.0) will jump into the trust semantics. So may be we can implement the 2.0 and that will give us the required trust substrate.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Bicking [mailto:ianb at colorstudy.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:38 PM
> To: Ivan Krsti?
> Cc: Krishna Sankar (ksankar); sugar at laptop.org
> Subject: Re: [sugar] Integration with web apps (and Moodle 
> specifically!)
> Ivan Krsti? wrote:
> > Krishna Sankar (ksankar) wrote:
> >> Hopefully you are looking at Liberty Alliance, SAML and Shibboleth
> > 
> > These are, for the most part, solutions to a problem we 
> don't have. As 
> > I've stressed before, I see the laptops providing strong 
> > authentication only in *very* constrained cases; for 
> everything else, 
> > there's standard authentication.
> > 
> > One thing I would like to do is eventually make use of the strong 
> > authentication to the school server to integrate with OpenID, and 
> > automatically offer an OpenID identity to the kids to use 
> on the open 
> > web as they choose. This is post-rev1 work, however.
> +1.  I think OpenID balances a lot of these privacy issues 
> pretty well,
> while at the same time you can get a fairly seamless 
> experience.  Well, seemless except for a bunch of redirects.
> --
> Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org

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