Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in suggestions,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Allow non-password authentication when posting via ATOM API

These suggestions posted in connection with this lj_dev discussion: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_dev/817228.html

Title
Allow non-password authentication when posting via ATOM API

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow non-password authentication when posting via ATOM API, such as OAuth

Full description of the idea
Allow non-password authentication when posting via ATOM API

As brought up in http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=998808 sometimes you want to let other sites post on your behalf without giving them your password. (OpenID seems a little no-no to me for this, but YMMV.) OAuth is what all the cool kids are using. Make it so!

An ordered list of benefits
  • Less of users giving their passwords to possibly untrusted third party applications
  • Better compatibility with the rest of the blogosphere
  • More love for the ATOM API
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • This API has not been high on LJ's priority list
Tags: authentication, clients and apps, oauth, openid, § no status
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