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Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
16 years ago10,171 views

Account Authentication Proxy for Web-based Applications has been released... it gives access to information associated with your Google account to third party sites

When the user logs into the site in question, they are then asked to authorize the website that is requesting this information.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=247

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Nice Review Garett!!

... its using captchas' for authentication too :)-

https://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Do you know any sites that are/are planning to use this? It could be interesting to see how it is used.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This is an important point:

"If a website wants access to more than one service associated with a Google user (like Google Calendar, GMail, etc), the website must request separate tokens for each service. The level of access granted is dependant on the Google service in question. Some services may limit access to certain types of data."

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

In reference to my last comment, Google mentions they are considering doing single sign-on, as they know the development community wants it.

It looks like this service requires a lot of technical knowledge. If you want to register your web application, you have to send them a 1024-bit RSA key encoded in an X.509 certificate in PEM format. It will be interesting to see what kind of new applications come out of this though. My thought is if it's possible to do some kind of Google Calendar and Google Maps mash-up, it would be very interesting.

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I think the best is to create one SINGLE log in to Google Accounts development community and one for User's community that includes all google services, adwords analytics adsense gail calendar spreadsheets, sketchup Gtalk... GBuy

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

this link does not exist or or is the group deleted ??

http://groups.google.comg/group/Google-Accounts-API

However, API documents points there for discussions!!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Does GData mean all their serivices ??

"This parameter is required when accessing GData services"

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

From the wording is seems that Gdata encompasses all the google services that hold data, ie calendar, gmail, picasa web albums, etc..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

/pd >>> they do a mistake "google.COMG/groups"...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

yeah .. Now i see that!!

Good eyes Tom :)-:

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

So what services can you access with this? It looks like Calendar can be accessed, but in the setup instructions they keep saying to connect to "a Google Service." Is there a single place where they list the services that you can use with this authorization tool?

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