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Re: Delegated authentication use cases.

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:08:33 +0200
Message-ID: <4FF59FE1.1030105@fcns.eu>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, Read-Write-Web <public-rww@w3.org>
Hey Nathan,

On 07/05/2012 04:04 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Hi Andrei,
> I've been looking at the MyProfile use case for delegated auth, and have
> one primary question, why is MyProfile doing the requesting and caching,
> could the user themselves, via a js application, not fulfil this roll,
> levering standard browser caching where needed - I'm unsure why the
> man-in-the-middle is needed?

Because if a user with 200 friends logs back again after a long period 
of time (long after the cache has expired), it will trigger a cache 
refresh for all of his 200 friends in the same time.

Also, a cache refresh can also be triggered by an external event (i.e. 
someone updating a profile and notifying all his/her friends). In this 
case, the user would have to login and manually refresh the cache 
through a button/link.

> This has no bearing on whether a delegated auth is required or not
> generally, just interested to look at whether it's the only solution,
> and keen not to push traditional "app on the server" mentality when it
> isn't required, especially in a RWW context.
> Best,
> Nathan
> Andrei Sambra wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> After yesterday's discussion with Henry and Mike Jones during the
>> teleconf, we decided to continue the thread "delegated authentication"
>> by providing real use cases, in order to better identify what needs to
>> be done. On the other hand, the issue of delegated authentication is
>> not specific to WebID, as it rather concerns access control. I am sure
>> there are more W3C groups (e.g. RRW) interested by this, so please try
>> forward this message to whom it may concern.
>> I have added a use case specific to MyProfile to the existing
>> "Delegation" wiki page [1]. Please feel free to add more use cases
>> corresponding to your needs.
>> Andrei
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebID/Delegation#Use_cases
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2012 14:09:04 UTC

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