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Re: Some WebID questions

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:36:16 -0400
Message-ID: <506207B0.9050107@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 9/25/12 3:29 PM, Bart van Leeuwen wrote:
> One of the things I would be interested to see in that process is to 
> also use WebID for software agents.
> I have been trying this in my setup at the Fire Department Amsterdam 
> and it works pretty well, but I'm not sure it is inside the spec to 
> use it like that :)

I use WebIDs with software agents, even cURL. It works fine. Ultimately, 
the game is about sharing resources and constraining access to said 
resources via ACLs that leverage WebID for identity 
verification/authentication.

Kingsley
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> Bart van Leeuwen
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> From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
> To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>,
> Cc: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>, "public-webid@w3.org" 
> <public-webid@w3.org>, Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
> Date: 25-09-2012 21:25
> Subject: Some WebID questions - was: [dane] Call for Adoption: "Using 
> Secure DNS to Associate Certificates with Domain Names For S/MIME"
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>
>
>
> Can we shift to this new title? I forgot to change it when forwarding 
> the mail to this list.
>
> On 25 Sep 2012, at 21:16, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>
> > On 9/25/12 2:44 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> >>   I am just ccing Andrei, because Ben 
> (http://research.google.com/pubs/author9639.html ) - has found a bug 
> inhttps://my-profile.eu/  . (see below) My guess is that Ben logged in 
> with a certificate that is not WebID enabled. So that's a good extra 
> test case to add. Of course for people like Ben, the failure of having 
> a Logout button on chrome is going to add to that inconvenience - 
> because having logged in with a certificate that may not be signed by 
> a CA my-profile.eu knows about, he won't be able to change his 
> certificate later after having made a new one.
> >
> > Ben,
> >
> > Wondering if you evaluated WebID using any other services or 
> scenarios? Your feedback would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Henry: I keep on telling you, one implementation doesn't canonically 
> reflect WebID.
>
> I don't think I was serious in saying the my-profile.eu is canonical. 
> But it does show what a good user experience is (when it works)
>
> > As you can imagine, Ben is time challenged, if he plays with a 
> solution that's pitched as canonical its natural for him to draw 
> blanket conclusions.
>
> Yes, the best way to do that would be to work on a test suite, that 
> would cover all these cases.
> I put a few proposals for this up a year ago or so:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/Test_Suite
>
> Would you be prepared to commit on implementing the pieces necessary 
> in your products to get this going? We certainly need to simplify the 
> test suite. But with this we could add tests for all the types of 
> problems we come across to an open source software stack. The we could 
> have objective up to date tests on servers that properly impelement WebID.
>
> >
> > I continue to encourage you to separate the concept and virtues of 
> WebID from a specific WebID solution that aligns with your personal 
> world view etc..
> >
> > In my world view, the simplest demonstration of WebID's value takes 
> the following form:
> >
> > 1. A resource is published to the Web
> > 2. The resource is ACL protected
> > 3. Existence of the resource is published via email, tweet, blog 
> post etc..
> > 4. A user tries to access the resource -- they fail or succeed 
> subject to ACL membership
> > 5. User requests access to resource by providing their WebID to 
> resource owner -- this is also where signed email are useful since the 
> WebID can be nipped from the senders signed email certificate.
> >
> > In addition to the above, the resource acl document can itself have 
> ACLs that enable a variety of users expand its ACL memebership thereby 
> making an organic social network.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Kingsley Idehen
> > Founder & CEO
> > OpenLink Software
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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