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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 11:27:11 -0400
Message-ID: <5025284F.3080905@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rww@w3.org
On 8/10/12 11:12 AM, elf Pavlik wrote:
> Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2012-08-10 14:11:05 +0000:
>> On 8/9/12 5:25 PM, elf Pavlik wrote:
>>> --- Begin forwarded message from Jan Wrobel ---
>>> From: Jan Wrobel <wrr@mixedbit.org>
>>> To: dev-identity <dev-identity@lists.mozilla.org>
>>> Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:18:30 +0000
>>> Subject: wwwhisper project announcement
>>> Hello,
>>> 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
>>> This is the first release. Any feedback, contribution or questions are
>>> very welcome!
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jan
>>> --- End forwarded message ---
>> Does this support WebID based ACLs so that one can write sophisticated
>> access policies etc?
> 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
> 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 ☮

Bottom line, the goal is for identity, authentication, and resource 
access controls to be truly platform agnostic. No silos.

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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