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Re: Question/idea: Self-contained WebID

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 07:39:43 -0400
Message-ID: <5385CAFF.8040707@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 5/28/14 1:20 AM, Daniël Bos wrote:
> OpenID can actually run locally, since the browser handles all the redirects. In the past I've used an OpenID provider running on localhost. This could just as easily have been baked into the browser.
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> Best regards,
> Daniël Bos

I am not doubting the ability to run OpenID locally.

The critical thing to note about WebID is that the term refers to an 
HTTP URI that denotes an Agent, it isn't inextricably bound to any 
authentication protocol.

WebID It isn't a protocol. On the other hand, OpenID is an 
authentication protocol tightly coupled with HTTP URL based entity 
denotation. Thus, its best you align WebID-TLS and OpenID which are both 
authentication protocols.

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