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/.well-known/ straight on the domain ?

/.well-known/ straight on the domain ?

Posted Oct 1, 2012 19:04 UTC (Mon) by miquels (subscriber, #59247)
Parent article: Mozilla "Persona" beta release

So, if you're a e-mail provider for multiple domains, to be able to run "persona" for your clients you now also have to run their website. That is stupid. I might be the MX for domain.com, but I might not run the website for domain.com. I might perhaps host it but that still doesn't mean I can put arbitrary content and scripts there. I probably don't even want to.

Why didn't they use something like https://persona.DOMAIN.COM/ , so that the email-provider running the MX for domain.com can also run the persona services for domain.com without doing anything with the website at domain.com ..

Mike.


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/.well-known/ straight on the domain ?

Posted Oct 2, 2012 21:38 UTC (Tue) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523) [Link]

> So, if you're a e-mail provider for multiple domains, to be able to run "persona" for your clients you now also have to run their website.

But you do not need to run persona for your clients, because whoever run the website for domain.com can do it for them. The mail server does not need to be involved in the process.

/.well-known/ straight on the domain ?

Posted Oct 3, 2012 13:34 UTC (Wed) by glondu (subscriber, #70274) [Link]

Or use SRV records like XMPP does.

/.well-known/ straight on the domain ?

Posted Oct 4, 2012 16:19 UTC (Thu) by JanC_ (guest, #34940) [Link]

The (static) file /.well-known/browserid can authorize another domain to handle the authentication. I don't think that would be a big problem for the owner of the domain to set up (although SRV records might be an even easier solution for that).


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