[OSM-dev] OpenID Single sign on

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed Apr 18 19:40:59 BST 2007

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Anselm Hook wrote:
>     Some people spoke of us being an OpenID provider because they
>     disliked the idea of "outsourcing" the ID; their thought was: let our
>     central server be an OpenID provider, then all other services can
>     "share" the server's user base. 
> But if you do allow third party openid's then there may be no specific
> benefit... 

I don't understand what you are trying to say there. The whole entire
point of OpenID is third party providers. There is no need for OSM to
have it's own provider. I'd almost prefer it not to.

> I have had the same temptation for my own projects; being
> able to _offer_ openid seems to give both the openid benefit and the
> closed id benefit.

What do you mean? What is the "closed id benefit", except that it's
easier to implement.

As for JOSM, etc. I think when you log in to the web site, you should be
able to log in to the web site and copy and paste a randomly generated
key into JOSM.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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