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Re: openid support for f9?



On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 12:54 -0500, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 09:01 -0700, Richi Plana wrote:
> > Certainly an interesting concept, but that would pull us way too far
> > into the Internet space (as opposed to local or even private domain
> > space). How would an openid user map to Linux in terms of UID? Would a
> > uid be assigned on a local machine? On the domain (if the machine the
> > person is logging into happens to be a part of a bigger network)? Does
> > the OpenID spec have provisions for account authorization and
> > information? There are still some UNIX-y things needed by current
> > distributions that we have to find solutions for.
> 
> We have the problem of UIDs in the enterprise space right now even
> without OpenID in the mix.
> 
> The problem being Posix and Linux/UNIX really are not "network-aware"
> when it comes to identity.

This seems like an excellent occasion to point to the freeIPA project
(wwww.freeeipa.org), which we will hopefully start to appear in Fedora
fairly soon.




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