[Haskell-cafe] Unified Haskell login
nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 04:51:17 EDT 2010
On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:47:02 +0200, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> 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?
I don't really bother, I generate them and store them encrypted.
> * Facebook/Twitter/Google: We get the users email address, but do we
> *really* want to force users to have one of those accounts?
No. However by nature Diaspora would become an option.
> * OpenID. Fixes the extra password problem, but doesn't give us any
> extra information about the user (email address, etc).
I would go this way. Building a new cross-sites authentication system
would a big loss of time. Then you're right one needs a place to store
more information about the users, I see some options:
- OpenID do provides with customizable profiles that could
hold some information, I don't remember the details though.
- If it is not enough, then having such a service for the community
would be doable and independent of the authentication. This service
could holds permissions for the different services around.
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