I have created a draft of a new specification that I think will help to fill
a gap in OpenID functionality.

What appears to be a newer productivity feature of many websites is the
ability to import and utilize information from other sites.  For instance,
Basecamp provides an API that allows other systems to access user data.
This is a great feature, but it currently cannot be done with OpenID, due to
the dependence on end-user interaction during the authentication process.

The Trusted Authentication Extension provides for the ability for an OpenID
Consumer to log in to another OpenID Consumer without user interaction.  The
end user will be able to create a trusted connection between two OpenID
enabled sites, which will allow a client site to access a destination site
using the end user's Identity.

Please provide your comments and feedback, as they are most appreciated.


Thank you,

John Ehn
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