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

Travis Snoozy ai2097 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Oct 31 02:11:01 GMT 2007

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:37:47 -0700 (PDT), wordpress at santosj.name wrote:

> You would still need to have a password for each site, but the deal
> is that they wouldn't have to remember several different usernames.

Not true. OpenID is intended as a SSO technology, and makes a direct
comparison to Passport in its own FAQ[1]. The API clearly allows you to
authenticate a user entirely through a third-party OpenID provider[2].
Even registration can be partially automated, with the appropriate
extension[3]. It is implementation-dependent whether or not you permit
access to a given service based on OpenID authentication -- but that's
mostly because permission is an *authorization* issue, not an
authentication one.


In Series maintainer
Random coder & quality guy

[1] http://wiki.openid.net/FAQ#What_is_OpenID.3F

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