[foaf-protocols] Solving Real Problems using Linked Data: InterWeb scale Verifiable Identity via WebID

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 16:29:46 CET 2011


On 2 November 2011 16:27, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen at openlinksw.com> wrote:
> All,
>
> Here are links to recent G+ posts that showcase use of URIs, LinkedData, and
> WebID applied the thorny issue of verifiable identity at InterWeb scale:
>
> 1. http://goo.gl/AcYWQ -- using Facebook as an Identity Provider (IdP) for
> the WebID verification protocol
> 2. http://goo.gl/ouXeF -- ditto using LinkedIn
> 3. http://goo.gl/9jjxG -- ditto using WordPress and other AtomPub compliant
> blog platforms
> 4. http://goo.gl/FFsjv -- ditto using Twitter.
>
> What does this all mean?
> Anyone with a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Blog Platform account can now
> do the following with ease:
>
> 1. generate a self signed X.509 certificate with a WebID watermark
> 2. persist certificate to a keystore/keychain provided by host operating
> system of browser
> 3. persist certificate fingerprint (MD5 of SHA1) to Web data spaces such as:
> Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs etc..
> 4. as part of the WebID verification (authentication) protocol, lookup the
> fingerprints in the aforementioned data spaces.
>
> As a result of the above, it becomes much easier to achieve a global scale
> Read-Write Web since WebID granularity works for:
>
> 1. access control lists (acls)
> 2. signed emails via s/mime
> 3. semantically enhanced notification services that only require a WebID
> e.g., befriending, resource share notifications etc..

+1

Awesome work, Kingsley!

>
> Related:
>
> 1. http://www.slideshare.net/rumito/solving-real-problems-using-linkeddata
> -- old presentation about solving real problems courtesy of Linked Data
> (note: FOAF+SSL is now the WebID protocol).
> 2. http://webid.info -- additional information about WebID.
> 3. http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebID -- WebID Wiki.
> 4. http://www.w3.org/community/rww/ -- Read-Write Web .
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
> President&  CEO
> OpenLink Software
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