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Sam

6 November 2007 at 8:14pm Administrator, 685 Posts

I think that we want the authentication mechanisms to be add-on modules and keep the core pretty lean. For instance, we will be moving the OpenID authentication mechanism into an add-on module.

However, exactly what is in the module might change over time :-)

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lancer

6 November 2007 at 8:47pm 57 Posts

Write me up then......

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Markus

6 November 2007 at 10:56pm Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

@Sam: Did you talk with Sigurd about moving OpenID into an add-on module? We could get 5,000$ if it is in the core (I talked with Sigurd about that -> [url]http://openid.net/foundation/bounty/[/url]).

"Distribute the implementation as part of the project’s core (it cannot be an additional download or patch)."

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Sean

7 November 2007 at 9:49am Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

I don't see it as a problem however, if we include it as a module in the default distribution.

e.g

sapphire,
cms
jsparty
mysite
modules
- auth_openid

Ideas?

Sean

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Markus

7 November 2007 at 10:01am Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

Should be OK if it's distributed with the default distribution - that's the core in my opinion.

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Sam

7 November 2007 at 10:16am Administrator, 685 Posts

We could have a checkbox, "include open-id", in the installer, which would disable/enable the module.

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Markus

7 November 2007 at 10:20am Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

Great idea Sam! But I would name it "Enable OpenID" since it's always included.

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Sigurd

7 November 2007 at 10:22am Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

Ok. I would have it ticked by default.

The whole point is to reward projects that are increasing OpenID adoption, which for the record, I think increasing OpenID is a very good thing. Its a good technology but its heavily dependant on adoption for it to be useful, and we can feel good by being a part of the process.