[uf-discuss] Microformats and OAuth

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 10:42:39 PDT 2008

Hey Glenn

This is awesome! It's something we're already supporting in DiSo, so
it's nice to see the concept take off elsewhere.

I have one issue with your demo... if I deny access, I'm returned to
the consumer with the message:

"You have a stored authentication to the contacts details API."

And then the option to "remove granted access".

See: http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/2839663959/

The problem is that I never granted access in the first place, so I'm
concerned that there's actually no security benefit to using OAuth in
this situation...!

Have you checked this out?


On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 3:44 AM, Glenn Jones <glenn.jones at madgex.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> On Friday, Madgex has open-sourced a new c# OAuth library called
> OAuth.net.
> One of the demos is an example of using Microformats and OAuth together.
> We have built a very simple site which has a protected page containing
> an hCard. Using OAuth you can authorise access to the page at which
> point the demo site uses a microformats parser (ufXtract) to collect the
> contact details and pre-fill a form.
> Demo start ( go here and try it out )
> http://lab.madgex.com/oauth-net/provider/
> Page with hCard protect with OAuth
> http://oauthproviderdemo.madgex.com/user/contactdetails.aspx/
> Username: testuser
> Password: letmein
> Currently,  I am happy to publicly mark-up my work address in web pages,
> but not my home address. When I use XFN I never mark-up family members.
> However, by using this type of access control we could all mark-up more
> personal information. This demo was put together as a technical example,
> but with a little effort I am sure we could build a compelling user
> experience, which took the best elements of UF concept and added
> privacy.
> Glenn Jones
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Chris Messina
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