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R: OpenID Connect Discovery not Webfinger based?

From: Goix Laurent Walter <laurentwalter.goix@telecomitalia.it>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:52:20 +0200
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>, Markus Sabadello <markus.sabadello@gmail.com>
CC: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>, public-xg-federatedsocialweb <public-xg-federatedsocialweb@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A09A9E0A4B9C654E8672D1DC003633AE4056C63CA1@GRFMBX704BA020.griffon.local>
Webfinger is referenced by OStatus and is very flexible in getting a large set of "services" (links/rels) at once given an account, and provides several security features. The simple web discovery looks more like a json api to retrieve only a single service.

Is there any reason why WebFinger was not selected by OpenID discovery?

I've also seen the mention of the 'acct:' URI scheme like in WebFinger, although this uses a '//' additional prefix (not sure of the reason for it). Anyone interested in having this scheme standardized?


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: public-xg-federatedsocialweb-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xg-federatedsocialweb-request@w3.org] Per conto di Harry Halpin
Inviato: venerd́ 21 ottobre 2011 9.24
A: Markus Sabadello
Cc: elf Pavlik; public-xg-federatedsocialweb
Oggetto: Re: OpenID Connect Discovery not Webfinger based?

> Hey Elf,
> Nice to hear you :)
> There were several good sessions on OpenID Connect at IIW this week, in
> addition to a dedicated OpenID Connect workshop.
> The current discovery spec is at
> http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-discovery-1_0.html
> And yes it doesn't use XRD. Instead it uses SWD (Simple Web Discovery):
> http://self-issued.info/docs/draft-jones-simple-web-discovery.html

Note that this is probably the right choice. XRD is a kinda clunky XML
format with a dependency on XRIs, while SWD is lightweight JSON built on
straight URIs.

> The mailing list for OpenID Connect spec work is this:
> http://lists.openid.net/mailman/listinfo/openid-specs-ab
> Markus
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:48 PM, elf Pavlik
> <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have just recalled Marcus Sabadello mentioning to me when we met in
>> Vienna recently that people working on OpenID Connect started rolling
>> their
>> own discovery spec not based on Webfinger. Does anyone else here follows
>> that development? Anyone from OpenID Connect working group present on
>> this
>> list by any chance?
>> I guess we could consider trying to invite people from working groups of
>> various protocols related to FSW to join our group, I could send some
>> invitations soon, if you know anyone in person maybe you could contact
>> them
>> as well? When do we want move to Community Group? Maybe than joining our
>> group will make a bit smoother experience...
>> =)
>> ~ elf Pavlik ~

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