[wp-hackers] Should OpenID be in WP core?

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Thu Mar 8 05:54:06 GMT 2007


I'm not an expert in the technical ins and outs of Open ID, but I think 
it's a great principle, so I'd vote to implement it. At this stage, I 
think it makes more sense as a plugin, but I do think it would make a 
good standard plugin. Maybe even part of the install "Do you want to 
enable the OpenID plugin for authors / commenting?".

My tuppence worth,

Cheers - Callum.

Elias Torres wrote:
> WP-Hackers,
> I'm new to the list but I'm a WordPress user and developer (helping with
> Atom Publishing Protocol - app.php) and have been following the OpenID
> [1] development for which I would like to restart the discussion
> [2,3,4,5,6]. See also [10]
> OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric
> digital identity. The purpose would be for users to authenticate for
> both publishing entries and comments in WordPress installations. Very
> similar to what TypeKey does, except in an open non-proprietary way.
> There's currently an open ticket on Trac [7] to support OpenID for both
> accounts and comments. In the comments you'll notice a great start [8]
> from Alan J Castonguay. I think that it's fair to say that we could wait
> and see for the adoption of the plugin before adding it to core, but I
> think that it'll take a long while before we have enough users using
> this style of adoption.
> If WP were to have this in the core, it should not only be a consumer,
> it can be an authentication provider, so if I blog at http://torrez.us/
> then I can use that identity to comment on any other OpenID-enabled
> WordPress and many other sites that are starting to offer OpenID support.
> If you would like to see how simple is to support OpenID providers, you
> may read Sam Ruby's post on OpenID for non super users [9].
> Also, it's worth noting that WordPress.com is already a provider of
> OpenID identities [11].
> Anyways, I'm just trying to restart the discussion.
> -Elias
> http://torrez.us/
> [1]http://openid.net/
> [2]http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-February/004416.html
> [3]http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-February/004602.html
> [4]http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-December/009940.html
> [5]http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-June/006808.html
> [6]http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-October/009332.html
> [7]http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3613
> [8]http://sourceforge.net/projects/wpopenid/
> [9]http://intertwingly.net/blog/2007/01/03/OpenID-for-non-SuperUsers/
> [10]http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=40
> [11]http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/03/06/openid/
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