[foaf-dev] Re: sketch of a simple authentication protocol
henry.story at bblfish.net
Thu Apr 3 10:15:26 BST 2008
On 3 Apr 2008, at 10:55, Toby A Inkster wrote:
> On 2 Apr 2008, at 15:52, Story Henry wrote:
>> I thought it would be fun to represent your answer  with a =
>> Sequence Diagram to make sure I have really understood what you are =
>> saying. It is even simpler that the previous sketch.
> Yep, that's pretty much it.
great. I am now checking to see how difficult it is to get this X501 =
information with Java libraries. It would be fun to get a demo going.
> An additional detail which is missing in your diagramme is: what =
> happens if Romeo's client doesn't send an Agent-Id header (I used =
> HTTP "From" header originally, but it doesn't really matter what the =
> header is called) or Juliette decides she doesn't trust Romeo. I =
> originally specified that a simple copy of the public profile should =
> be returned, but instead I think perhaps a 302 redirect back to the =
> public profile is more appropriate.
makes sense. I'll add a note in the commentaries if I can get this to =
> Also, I'd like to make a bid to explicitly allow XHTML+RDFa to be =
> used for the public profiles (and if implementations are going to =
> need to support it for public profiles, we might as well also allow =
> it for private profiles!). With that in place, a person can decide =
> to use the same URI for:
> * their (human-readable) homepage;
> * their FOAF profile for use in this protocol; and
> * their OpenID identifier.
Of course. In the initial sketch I had made that explicit. Any RDF =
representation, including GRDDLEable Xml should be ok.
> If we insisted that their profile URI be RDF/XML, then that couldn't =
> happen (except perhaps with some sort of content negotiation going =
> on =97 I've not thought out the details).
Well the beautify of semantics is that we can abstract on the =
> -- =
> Toby A Inkster
> <mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>
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