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A new way to write

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I’ve been feeling lately like i’m losing touch with the folks that matter most. Friends, family, etc. Way out here on the Way West Coast, it’s easy as pie to…

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Under the covers of OAuth 2.0 at Facebook

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For the past three years, the Facebook Platform has been built on top of a session-based authentication system that many developers found complex. In order to make any API calls, you have to understand the details of signature algorithms. It’s a common source of problems for new developers using the Facebook Platform. We have been searching for a way to make
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Logout: the other half of the identity equation
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This week, Facebook began accepting OpenID for single sign on. At the Internet Identity Workshop, many people raised a lot of questions about Facebook’s implementation, and in general the relationship between single sign in and sign out. In this post, I’ll argue that sign in is only half the battle; if we want OpenID to represent a
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A proposal for a conceptual “Open Stack”
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Last summer, John McCrea and Joseph Smarr put together a diagram of the “open stack”. The image showed up in numerous talks throughout last year, culminating in an Open Stack Meetup in December. Last week, Marc Canter sent an email asking for thoughts on crafting a new revision to the “open stack” graphic. I’d like to propose a