Openid Presentation - A Quick Introduction

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My short presentation on OpenID on April 14th, 2008 at the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil

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Openid Presentation - A Quick Introduction

  1. <ul><li>Distributed Identity Management </li></ul>University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil April 14, 2008 Corsin Camichel, ccamiche@hsr.ch
  2. Agenda <ul><li>Traditional login process </li></ul><ul><li>What is OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>How OpenID works </li></ul><ul><li>Live Demo </li></ul><ul><li>For Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Your Questions </li></ul>
  3. Login Today <ul><li>How many accounts do you have? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GMail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace / FaceBook / StudiVZ ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different passwords do you use? </li></ul>
  4. The Way A Login Works <ul><li>Register for an account (share your data) </li></ul><ul><li>Verify your email address </li></ul><ul><li>First login with the new account </li></ul><ul><li>Server verifies credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat steps for any other website ... </li></ul><ul><li>End up with 30 accounts on 30 websites </li></ul>
  5. What is OpenID? <ul><li>new open standard for logging in </li></ul><ul><li>identified by URI (AHV, finger print) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://openid.hsr.ch/ccamiche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cocaman.ch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single-Sign-On (SSO) </li></ul><ul><li>only one password used </li></ul><ul><li>over 250 million accounts worldwide </li></ul>
  6. The OpenID Way <ul><li>You create an OpenID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use your Flickr account, Google Account or any other provider out there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to the website </li></ul><ul><li>Login with your OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>Define what data you like to share </li></ul><ul><li>That is it. You have created an account </li></ul>
  7. OpenID Login
  8. How It Works
  9. The Process In Detail <ul><li>Creative Commons Wiki </li></ul>
  10. Data not being shared <ul><li>Your Password </li></ul><ul><li>Things you do not want to give the website (see my “ personas ”) </li></ul>
  11. Developers I <ul><li>Create an user account based on OpenID data </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the specs </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming part of Firefox 3.0 & Internet Explorer 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Big companies start to use OpenID (Yahoo, Google, VeriSign, Microsoft ...) </li></ul>
  12. Developers II <ul><li>Many ready-to-use implementations for PHP, Java, Ruby ... </li></ul><ul><li>Add-ons for CMS, Wikis and others </li></ul><ul><li>No hassle with the detailed specification </li></ul>
  13. Fears <ul><li>Phishing </li></ul><ul><li>Man-in-the-middle attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: It is only an Authentication, NOT an Authorization system </li></ul>
  14. More Information?! <ul><li>http://openid.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://openid.net/developers/specs </li></ul><ul><li>http://myopenid.com </li></ul>
  15. Any Questions?
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