On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:11 AM, Robb Shecter <robb(a)weblaws.org> wrote:
Not to "derail" the open-id idea I think we should support oAuth 100%
and it certainly would help with persistent applications and scalability...
I don't think that's a derail at all. I don't know OAuth that well,
seems to provide the same benefits of OpenID Provider.
OpenID and OAuth are different. The former provides a decentralized,
yet single, login service, while the latter provides an authorization
service from a consumer application to a provider application. They
seem similar at first, but do different things. Both would be nice to
have. The following article gives a good idea of the differences: