Identity and Authentication

A troublesome topic indeed.


OpenID is a disintermediated authentication scheme for the Web aimed at bloggers. It is a good example of a SWISS-style architecture, but it unfortunately fails to use RDF. Also it is authentication sans trust, which seems a bit odd.

Article on OpenID

Another article listing several big blog sites using OpenID. Yet another article, Ziff-Davis really loves OpenID.


a two-way authentication-based ID scheme.


Identity Mixer

Looks like an interesting technology that IBM is making OSS (CPL).