[OSM-talk] Taking OSM usernames and passwords on other sites (eg Freemap)

Keith Sharp kms at passback.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 12:27:00 BST 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 11:45 +0100, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> (cc to Steve)
> I'd like to extend the POI editor (announced yesterday) so that users can 
> contribute polygons (e.g. outlines of woods and lakes) to OSM through an 
> OpenLayers interface on Freemap, using the new OpenLayers vector layer.
> However to make it as easy and hassle free for users to use, I'd prefer users 
> sign in with their *OSM* usernames and passwords rather than have to signup 
> for a Freemap account. Freemap would obviously not "steal" the usernames and 
> passwords but just send them straight to OSM for authentication.
> Would this be acceptable? Presumably users could decide themselves whether 
> they want their OSM username/password used in this way.

Would this not be an ideal opportunity to look at something like OpenID
for both OSM and Freemap:



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