RDFAuth: a sketch of a simple authentication protol

Henry Story Henry.Story at Sun.COM
Tue Apr 1 09:50:39 CEST 2008

Dear GNU-PG users and experts,

	I recently posted a proposal for a very simple HTTP based protocol to  
build on GPG web of trust concepts by combining these with the linked  
data network [1] effect of the semantic web, and simple REST  
architecture concepts. Here is the introduction

Here is a proposal for an authentication scheme that is even simpler  
than OpenId, more secure, more RESTful, with fewer points of failure  
and fewer points of control, that is needed in order to make Open  
Distributed Social Networks with privacy controls possible.

I am not a cryptography expert, but I make essential use of PGP in  
this sketch, so I was looking for feedback from this community, as  
well as REST and HTTP experts. I know there is something really  
powerful lying here to be discovered.

Please give us feedback and ideas for improvements. Or just let us  
know that we are wrong. Any feedback is welcome :-)


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_Data

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