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OpenID

The LiveJournal people have unveiled their distributed identity system. Temporarily dubbed "yadis", it's based on FOAF and an AJAX-esque backchannel (though does not need to use AJAX technologies, or even JavaScript), and will ultimately allow sites to accept users authenticated on other sites; it also stands a good chance of somehow finding its way into the next version of SixApart's TypeKey. Update: It has now been renamed "OpenID", and also has a nifty, and somewhat Apple-esque, grey-and-orange icon.

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Posted by: Brad Tue May 17 15:51:39 2005

There's nothing AJAX-related as the backchannel. The demo I posted just happened to be of the AJAX flavor... but it can be done with old-school redirect-in-a-quick-circle as wlel.

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