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Bug 4007 - Add openID support
Add openID support
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plug-ins
2.4.x
PC Mac OS X 10.0
: P1 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2009-01-15 15:47 PST by James MacGregor
Modified: 2012-09-24 08:39 PDT (History)
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Description James MacGregor 2009-01-15 15:47:45 PST
Add openID support as an authentication scheme. From recent email conversations, this will probably necessitate an overhaul of the authentication framework. Some issues to keep in mind: 

-- openID support would suffer from the same issues as LDAP support, ie. it would provide authentication but not authorization features, which is an issue where OJS is predominantly a role-based system. Again, this could potentially be resolved with further overall work. 

-- support and ongoing maintenance may be significant. See http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/01/07/1958202 for discussion and some possible alternatives. 

-- this might be suited as a way to get users signed up for notifications etc. ... in other words, could let users 'register' with the system in non-authorized role function, with the option to get bumped up at a later date.
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2009-06-01 16:32:05 PDT
Deferring.