[Catalog-sig] OpenID login to PyPI

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Nov 16 16:22:22 CET 2009

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com schrieb:
> On 06:51 am, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>>>Martin van L�wis writes:
>>>>But then, users can easily create as many fake accounts as they want
>>>What is a  1Cfake account 1D?
>>It's one setup with malicious intent, such as spamming.
>>>I have three OpenIDs that I use for different
>>>purposes. On some sites, I will associate them together; on others, I
>>>only use one. Are any of those  1Cfake accounts 1D?
>>No - since you don't have any malicious intent (I presume).
>>>If on the other hand you mean  1Cfake PyPI account 1D, there's nothing 
>>>OpenID that circumvents a proper registration process.
>>Well, from my view (as a relying party), THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF
>>OPENID (sorry for shouting). I don't understand what's so difficult
>>about that. Sure, it is convenient to the user to not need to remember
>>their passwords and account names in these various sites - but OpenID
>>also can (if done properly) simplify the life for the service operator.
> Since I can create as many gmail accounts as I want and use them to 
> register as many separate PyPI accounts as I want, what's the point of 
> trying to enforce this restriction on OpenID-based accounts?
> It seems that it only causes problems for people who want to use OpenID, 
> while not really preventing any opportunities for spammers (who can 
> always just use non-OpenID authentication).
> Is the plan to eventually disable non-OpenID authentication?

I hope not.


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