[wp-hackers] Single sign-on with Wordpress & Mediawiki

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 22:21:01 GMT 2007

I'm talking about real-life, apparently... the possiblity of having
standards for these kind of things is pretty slim. Very slim, in fact.
Anyone who says otherwise (OpenID) is a bit of an optimist to say the least.
OpenID, while a great idea, isn't going to catch on easily with the general
public. A tool with only a few geeks (technologically aware people) using it
isn't going to make a huge impact.

On 10/28/07, Travis Snoozy <ai2097 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 14:19:56 -0700, "Robin Adrianse"
> <robin.adr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/28/07, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > It would be nice if all these popular open source projects could use
> > > standards for a lot of things.
> >
> > I'll have some of whatever he's smoking... :P
> What are you talking about? Open Source, as a whole, is built on
> a huge foundation of standards. Not only that, but there's a library
> for almost everything, and re-use is fairly common. Write a standard
> with a BSD-licensed reference implementation, make it visible so people
> know about it, and you're gold.
> And since I brought up the topic of visibility -- see also: PAM[1], and
> the PHP bindings[2]. I'm pretty sure that plugging this into the WP auth
> framework would allow WP and any other PAM-enabled software to work off
> the same auth tables. The issue is then simply a matter of getting more
> PHP packages to use PAM, vs. rolling their own internal auth system. ;)
> --
> Travis
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> [] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluggable_Authentication_Modules
> [] http://pecl.php.net/package/PAM
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