Sxip and Bryght Extend Federated Identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/27/2004 - 13:36.


Networks and Bryght have completed an authentication module for Drupal,
Open Source content management software. Drupal's tremendous popularity
with online communities makes it a natural fit with Sxip, the first
distributed personal digital identity network.

The SXIP module ties into Drupal's existing authentication
structure. The module uses the PHP Membersite Development Kit (MDK) and
has the following capabilities:

* single sign-on for any user with a SXIP account who can use a "sxip in" button to authenticate with the Drupal site
* if the user has an existing account on the Drupal site (determined by
matching email addresses with the SXIP persona), the existing account
is re-used

"Working with Sxip has been great. We needed built-in authentication
for a large federated deployment that can interoperate with other
applications and user bases, and the Sxip Network offered the best
means to accomplish this," said Boris Mann, head of business
development, Bryght. "Plus Sxip's commitment to Open Source and its
extensible protocol made it a good fit."

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