[OSM-dev] OpenID for OpenStreetMap?

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 20:09:39 GMT 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Matt Amos <zerebubuth at gmail.com> wrote:

> i might be missing the point here, but are you suggesting that OSM
> would be an openID provider, consumer or both?

I'm suggesting that instead of taking on a technology, we take on a
set of requirements, or needs, and address them. And from there I'm
saying that OpenID itself is a side issue.

>> The second issue is OpenID support in general.
>> MHO on the issue is that while it might seem that OpenID support is
>> great and widely useful, I think there are a number of implementation
>> issues and concerns which are really hard to overcome.
>> For example, how does one handle OpenID with an API? This has been
>> discussed in other contexts, and unfortunately there's no good single
>> answer.
> my understanding is that openID would be usable on the website to
> generate an OAuth token, which would then be used to access the API.
> this seems like a good enough solution to me, but i could be missing
> something.

That sounds like it makes non-web based editors hard to develop.

- Serge

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