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I am an idiot - Elf M. Sternberg
I am an idiot
Y'know my last post with all my fears about the oauth standard and all that? It suddenly occurred to me that I am overengineering something, and that something is right there in the previous post. I mentioned mod_webware, which implements a very generic application server interface.

Is there any reason why I couldn't implement a very generic authentication server interface? Bundle up the signature components into a struct, send them to the server, get back the response, viola!.

Problem solved. The initial implementation could be in something high-level, for testing purposes, and then I'd componentize down to the C-layer. Eventually, it might move into apache, but why? This handles multi-server authentication issues anyway (see mod_digest for why this is an issue).

For the POST issue: I'm just gonna ignore it for now. It's a future improvement.

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