A look at OpenID
Posted Oct 5, 2006 9:59 UTC (Thu) by robster
Parent article: A look at OpenID
Since OpenID identities can be anonymous, this will allow for anonymous, but authenticated, users; one can verify that the identity wrote a particular message without making a connection to the real life person behind it.
This property is called pseudonymity. The Wikipedia article explains some of the motivation why this is useful.
To provide trust is another interesting problem; perhaps this could be implemented by using some kind of signed certificate declaring the real person details of associated with the url. This would make OpenID useful for systems that require a greater level of trust (LWN?).
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