On Feb 19, 2009, at 2:07 AM, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>
> I have the impression that you're talking past each other.
>
> There are two ways of using OpenID:
>
>  * you can be an OpenID provider, i.e. accept logins with username &
>    password and respond to authentication requests from other websites
>    confirming that the user does own this particular OpenID.
>
>  * you can be an OpenID consumer, i.e. accept OpenID URLs from users
>    and ask the corresponding OpenID provider to validate them.
>
> It's my impression that launchpad.net is an OpenID provider only,  
> while
> Shane is trying to figure out how to use the OpenID consumer API in
> AuthKit.
>
> I could be mistaken about any of the particular points here.

I'm glad that Shane replied that what Francis said helped him.

FWIW, IRT Launchpad being an OpenID consumer, that's supposed to be a  
possibility very soon.

Gary
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