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

Dr. Mike Wendell theapparatus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 14:09:10 GMT 2007

On 3/8/07, Elias Torres <elias at torrez.us> wrote:
> Dr. Mike Wendell wrote:
> > On 3/8/07, spencerp <spencerp1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Way late on this one, but I have to agree with the others... I really
> >> think it should be optional, with the use of a plugin. Not in core. ;) :)
> >
> > I have to ask though and it's early and I haven't had my coffee yet so
> > bare with me.
> >
> > Would OpenID take the place of controlling who had access to my own
> > blogs or would that just be the method of signing in for those whom
> > I've allowed access?
> OpenID just provides an identity mechanism, not an access control one.
> So yes, only a method of signing in for those who you have given access.
> For example, on comments, the first time someone posts with a OpenID
> identity it goes in the moderated queue. If you approve it, then we
> could say that you've allowed her access for future posts and these will
> no longer get placed in the moderated queue.


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