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

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed Mar 28 14:24:30 BST 2007


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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.

Could you submit to the API from the client side using AJAX? Then only
the browser would know the Username / Password being used. Freemap
wouldn't care.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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