Thursday, March 20th, 2008
When I was looking over Brad Neubergâ€™s Paper Airplane thought experiment I noticed the single sign on feature, where you login to the browser, and then you are done.
I realized that this is what I actually want. Having one signon via OpenID is really nice. It allows me to plug in â€œhttp://almaer.comâ€ as my identifier. However, I always have to go around finding the OpenID option (if it exists) and put that in.
What I really want is for the browser to do that work for me. If a site groks OpenID the browser should be able to pass that over without having me intervene at all. It could hide the entire login process if we came up with a microformat to let all sides know what is going on.
It would be a breath of fresh air to be able to jump through sites leaving comments on blogs, and checking out my todo list, all without me once having to actually login.
I wonder if a Gear could be made with a complementary microformat / server side handshake that could then give us single sign-on in all of the browsers.
As Brian McCallister suggests:
- <link rel="openid-auth" href="..." />
Does this make any sense? Would you like the browser to handle all of this for you? I would.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am