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Update on my WebID services.

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:24:37 +0200
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
Cc: andrei.sambra@gmail.com
Message-ID: <1302816277.2131.17.camel@mayu>
Hello everyone!

I have updated my site at http://webid.fcns.eu to include a couple of
services which might fit nice with those of us doing intensive testing.

First of all, users can create certificates which may contain up to
three WebID URIs! The server generates them on the spot using KEYGEN,
then the browser installs the certificate almost instantly.

Next, users now have the option to create _extensive_ WebID profiles and
host them on the server in a user dedicated space, i.e
http://webid.fcns.eu/people/alice/card#me (so far the profiles are
stored in RDF/XML format, yes yes I know). When creating this profile,
the user can choose to create a certificate as well, which points to the
new WebID URI - and also to 2 more URIs if the user has other WebIDs!

In addition, users which host their profiles on the server and use that
WebID to log into the site, have the option to edit/delete their
profile. Right now, the editing is quite crude -> a textarea field where
the user edits an RDF/XML source of a FOAF profile. But at least it's

You can also use the conversion tool, to see how your WebID profile
looks in a different format, e.g. Json, N3, N-Triples, RDF/XML.

The profile lookup service can fetch a profile and display it in a
'pretty' format, or if you choose, in a 'debug' format (more interesting
for relation between resources).

If you are curious, or just want to debug your WebID authentication,
head over to https://auth.fcns.eu/ where, if you click on "Verbose
authentication", you can see how a WebID login takes place. Remember
this "verbose" mode is only used for debugging/educational purposes.
However, the authentication service is up and running, and can be used
on clients which require authentication (see libAuthentication for a
client example).

I plan to provide some more services in the future, to allow users to
take advantage of what WebID offers.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

P.S. I'm still having trouble receiving mails from the WebID list on
this account, and I may use the gmail one for replies.

Received on Thursday, 14 April 2011 21:25:11 UTC

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