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Re: Fwd: wwwhisper project announcement (#ACL & https://login.persona.org)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:34:01 -0400
Message-ID: <50254609.9090402@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rww@w3.org
On 8/10/12 12:38 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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> On 10 August 2012 17:27, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com 
> <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
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>     On 8/10/12 11:12 AM, elf Pavlik wrote:
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>         Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2012-08-10 14:11:05
>         +0000:
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>             On 8/9/12 5:25 PM, elf Pavlik wrote:
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>                 --- Begin forwarded message from Jan Wrobel ---
>                 From: Jan Wrobel <wrr@mixedbit.org
>                 <mailto:wrr@mixedbit.org>>
>                 To: dev-identity <dev-identity@lists.mozilla.org
>                 <mailto:dev-identity@lists.mozilla.org>>
>                 Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:18:30 +0000
>                 Subject: wwwhisper project announcement
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>                 Hello,
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>                 wwwhisper is a generic access control layer for nginx
>                 HTTP server that
>                 uses Mozilla Persona to authenticate users. The system
>                 is application
>                 independent. It can be used for anything served by
>                 nginx - dynamic
>                 content, static files, content generated by back-end
>                 servers. No
>                 support from applications or back-ends is needed.
>
>                 More details can be found here:
>                 https://github.com/wrr/wwwhisper
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>                 This is the first release. Any feedback, contribution
>                 or questions are
>                 very welcome!
>
>                 Thanks,
>                 Jan
>                 --- End forwarded message ---
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>             Does this support WebID based ACLs so that one can write
>             sophisticated
>             access policies etc?
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>         AFAIK it works with *Mozilla Persona* (former: BrowserID),
>         maybe Jan (in cc who have posted original announcement) can
>         tell us his perspective on WebID in context of this project?
>         Many people still haven't even hear about WebID :D
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>         It looks like it may take a while before Nginx starts playing
>         along with WebID at all, thread which I have linked to in
>         WebID group,l where mk.fg have proposed a patch, has last
>         comment 22 days ago :(
>
>         ☮ elf Pavlik ☮
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>     Bottom line, the goal is for identity, authentication, and
>     resource access controls to be truly platform agnostic. No silos.
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>     You negate silos via exploitation of the architecture of the world
>     wide web. That's how you get an open and federated system for
>     identity, authentication, and resource access authorization.
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> +1
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> there's subtle interests that favor silos of identity ... but just as 
> the WWW was the intersection of documentation systems ... we need to 
> do the same with identity, lead by WebID and WebID like solutions, 
> then also becoming compatible with existing systems, of which, so far, 
> facebook seem to have made the biggest effort ...

Yep!

Open Data Connectivity without Open Identity gets us nowhere, its just 
another route to silo-fication. For real open data connectivity we must 
have open mechanisms covering identity and authorization. Luckily, the 
critical foundation is in place, we need demonstrate to the world that 
is works. The Web is much more than linked HTML documents :-)

Kingsley

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>     Kingsley Idehen
>     Founder & CEO
>     OpenLink Software
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OpenLink Software
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