[foaf-protocols] Standardising the foaf+ssl protocol to launch the Social Web
tai at g5n.co.uk
Tue Jul 6 12:18:28 CEST 2010
On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 10:30:36 +0200
Thomas Roessler <tlr at w3.org> wrote:
> - What are the benefits of using one over the other in the cases
> where they overlap?
One of the key FOAF+SSL benefits over OpenID is its RESTfulness.
I can request a FOAF+SSL-secured resource using curl or wget. A typical
OpenID exchange requires various redirections and form-filling, so
cannot easily be achieved using command-line tools like this.
This makes FOAF+SSL a more suitable authentication system for use-cases
where requests will be made by software agents rather than people -
e.g. securing a SPARQL endpoint or an API endpoint.
Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>
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