[foaf-dev] RDFAuth_Sketch: what are we trying to solve
Anthony at PlasticAvalon.org
Tue Apr 1 14:22:55 BST 2008
Story Henry wrote:
> But instead of requiring an Identity server we use
> PGP asymmetric key cryptography to identify the User Agent Owner.
A point of order: In this context, PGP stands for "Pretty Good Privacy".
It is a particular implementation, albeit a groundbreaking one. GPG
(http://gnupg.org/ ) is another. I don't want to be tied to an
implementation when I can use standards.
I see from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy )
that the relevant standard for public-key cryptography is rfc4880
If this would be easier to implement for me over openId/OAuth depends on
the availability of libraries. I haven't had time to look into this or
the technical merits of the solution yet.
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