SharedID - foaf autodiscovery
benn - March 15, 2004 - 21:29
I would like to help develop
a Drupal plug-in for accessing users foaf profile data via SharedID.com. SharedID
is a free single-sign-on service that lets users authenticate themselves via a
foaf file with web applications.
Are there any Drupal developers
that would be interested in developing this plugin with me?
http://www.sharedid.com/ for a sample php implementation.
Why not build FOAF
into the existing Drupal distributed authentication? SharedID has some good ideas,
but its centralized and needs some user interface tweaking before its usable to
the average internet person (they don't know what foaf is). The centralization
could cause some problems as the popularity grows, and I couldn't find a clear
and track certain websites. I believe decentralized is the only way to go. While
Drupal distributed authenitication isn't perfect, it does its job.
a purely implementation standpoint, SharedID would almost certainly require some
core hacking, which won't make it in since things like iFrames are not accepted.
Which will make SharedID a hack at best.