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Re: Looking for a JSON WebID service

From: Sébastien Lorber <sebastien@stample.co>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:56:18 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFyaO_=UHY9KYgNMr3aiuRxk7GdES_xyNFo4C5moYOjmi+8pMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Hello,

Check the Andrei implementation here on ld-cal exemple app:
https://github.com/rww-apps/ld-cal/blob/master/js/ld-cal.js#L501

Its server gives you the authenticated user corresponding to the X509
certificate. It is the webid URI in the User response header.

As the ld-cal app is supposed to run on a rww.io created subdomain (ie
xxx.rww.io), you can see here:
https://github.com/rww-apps/ld-cal/blob/master/index.html#L139

$(document).ready(function() {
        authenticate('/');
    });

So it means you can authenticate using this code against an URI like
https://xxx.rww.io
And it gives you the authenticated WebId.
Then you can just fetch the webId and extract useful data. No need for JSON API.

I guess it would be nice if we could have a global service that just
handle that TLS authentication so that we can easily contextualize our
JS apps.

It would be a single point of failure and en centralized auth but will
permit to ease the development until better integration of webid in
browsers I guess


We could do that because we will also need it, Henry what do you think?




On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com>wrote:

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> On 19 December 2013 10:30, Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Melvin,
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Melvin Carvalho <
>> melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> On 18 December 2013 22:41, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 12/18/13 4:00 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> You fire an ajax request for a given WebID
>>>>>
>>>>> It brings back
>>>>>
>>>>> Name
>>>>> Avatar
>>>>> List of Friends
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone have one already done?
>>>>>
>>>>
>> Both rww.io and data.fm do that already, though they do not limit the
>> returned data to just name, avatar and friends.
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> Do you have a pointer?
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>>   -- Andrei
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>>>
>>>> You mean FOAF graph in JSON representation, following URI de-reference?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Two use cases:
>>>
>>> 1) In a client side app with an x.509 cert I would like to know
>>> name,avatar,friends to personalize a page
>>>
>>> 2) In a client side app with a given WebID, I would like to know
>>> name,avatar,friends to personalize a page
>>>
>>> In both cases, I'd ideally like to send an ajax request from a browser
>>> and get back some JSON
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Kingsley Idehen
>>>> Founder & CEO
>>>> OpenLink Software
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