On 09/25/2011 09:45 AM, Stargazer wrote:
> We have a Resin powered JEE app and are expanding it to work with
> Android. One of the cool things on Android is you know the user is
> logged into a Google account. With the Google App Engine, you can do
> more that just authenticate since they provide all the back end service
> data. For example, if I created a simple App Engine app which asked for
> the Google id and password, I could then say "Hi John" having pulled
> John as the real username, rather than the email address.
I've also added this as a bug report at
At minimum, we should have a built-in open-id authenticator and login.
> So to expand we can either (gulp) lose Resin and move entirely to the
> App Engine, which I really don't want to do, or replicate the
> authentication system Google uses, as in the simple example above, to do
> it on Resin (which is what I prefer). In other words I want to
> authenticate a valid Google user using Resin but never see the password.
> I see this issue as becoming more and more common, for example Google
> just opened the API for Google+, and a great use case for us is to be
> able to access a users circles from server side java.
> So as usual its over to you smarts on this list for ideas, or
> suggestions such as if I should be looking at some OpenId or whatever
> based system I can roll in ;-) Sincere thanks...
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