[jdev] Jabber Login with OpenID

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Jun 11 18:35:54 CDT 2009

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On 6/2/09 10:18 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 5/22/09 6:39 AM, Bernhard zwischenbrugger wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I try to make a webchat with OpenID Login.
>> OpenID is not difficult.
>> Using https://rpxnow.com/ for example makes it very simple.
>> Also a Jabber Login using "Strophe" or and other BOSH Lib is simple.
>> No Problem with that
>> But combining this 2 things is not easy at all.
>> If you have never seen openid, here is a simple login process:
>> http://lamp2.fhstp.ac.at/~lbz/beispiele/ss2009/openid/
>> ejabberd provides the "auth_method: external" and it should be possible
>> to login using openid.
> That's SASL EXTERNAL. Typically it is used with a digital certificate
> presented during TLS negotiation.
>> The problem:
>> 1.) I don't know how to make the login. I have to send the TOKEN to the
>> jabberserver, but I don't have a username or password.
>> 2.) If I don't have a username, the jabberserver can't create a useraccount
>> 3.) What to use as username? openid provides an "identifier" which seems
>> to be unique - but thats not a good username.
>> Maybe you have an idea for some if this things.
> My idea is that if people want OpenID login, they would need to define a
> new SASL mechanism. Personally I don't trust OpenID, but other people
> might have enough trust in it to define and use such a SASL mechanism.

I've been looking into this and will probably work soon with some IETF
folks on an Internet-Draft about this.


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