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Re: Proposal - Personal Identity API

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:26:52 +0000
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1450355082-sup-7939@biggie>
Excerpts from Binyamin's message of 2015-12-12 19:50:31 +0000:
> Currently many apps uses SSO (Single sign-on,
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_sign-on) with different APIs and
> protocols. It still requires server-side authentications.
> Browsers/OSs has to validate the main personal identification data
> (email/phone). Share the data after user acceptation similar to other APIs
> like Geolocation API (demo http://html5demos.com/geo).
> I am only wondering if it in any way could be used in save way as a Signin
> authentication? Maybe by uses some encrypted validation key?

You'll probably be interested to read about WebID:

http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/

FOAF+SSL is probably also relevant:

http://www.w3.org/wiki/Foaf+ssl

and obviously OAuth:

http://oauth.net/


-- 
Stian Soiland-Reyes, eScience Lab
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
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