[Haskell-cafe] Re: Unified Haskell login

Maciej Piechotka uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 05:09:40 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-09-17 at 08:47 +0200, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> Hi cafe,
> Let me preface this by stating that this is purposely a half-baked
> idea, a straw man if you will. I'd like to hear what the community
> thinks about this.
> I mentioned yesterday that I was planning on building haskellers.com.
> The first technicality I considered was how login should work. There
> are a few basic ideas:
> * Username/password on the site. But who wants to deal with *another* password?
> * OpenID. Fixes the extra password problem, but doesn't give us any
> extra information about the user (email address, etc).

Actually most OpenID providers uses OpenID extension which allows to
query (with user permission) about data such as e-mail address, real
name etc.

> * Facebook/Twitter/Google: We get the users email address, but do we
> *really* want to force users to have one of those accounts?

Possibly also:
* FOAF/SSL: Practically not used in wild

I'd give +1 for either common username/password or OpenID.

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