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Contd: Using Twitter as an IdP space for WebID

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:50:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4EAC2EDC.4020106@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rww@w3.org
On 10/29/11 7:57 AM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> Hello Kingsley,
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 12:31:49PM +0200, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
>> What is the connection to linked data ?
> I retire that question. Obviously, this is just meant as an easy alternative
> way of getting an ID and authenticating in the RWW. Is there an option to
> tweet the data by hand ? Many people may not be willing to allow OAuth access
> to their twitter account.
> Regards,
> Michael Brunnbauer

The ability to manually publish the fingerprint of your x.509 via 
Twitter works. All we have to do in the generator UI is make the OAuth 
binding optional.

I just posted this into my twitter client, a few minutes ago, post 
generation of a new x.509 cert:

Fingerprint: DE:8C:FE:09:D8:AD:0E:DB:56:F1:8C:D6:70:77:84:2A
Profile Page: http://twitter.com/kidehen#this .

To conclude, here are the options re. Twitter (and ultimately LinkedIn, 
Facebook, AtomPub compliant blogs):

1. Use your preferred certificate generator to produce an x.509 certificate.
2. Place a Twitter URI in the SAN slot of the cert.
3. Save the cert. to you local keystore / keychain.

For WebID compliant relying agent's the following will be required:

1. Ability to lookup Fingerprint via API provided by data space 
identified associated with the URI in the SAN that serves as actual WebID .

At this time, our relying agent implements #1 as an enhancement to its 
basic WebID verification protocol implementation. Others can do the same 
with ease. The APIs are keyword based, and fully documented across 
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc..



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