DotNetOpenId had a double release tonight. Version 2.0.1 is a maintenance release with a few minor bug fixes. Version 2.1 adds built-in support for the Attribute Exchange extension, but introduces a couple of small breaking changes. Check out the VersionChanges page to decide which version is right for you.
Download the new versions here.
3 thoughts on “DotNetOpenId 2.1.0 released, adds Attribute Exchange support”
First of all, let me say thanks for the all work you and the rest of the team has done in bringing OpenID support to .NET.
I was delighted to see that you have included Attribute Exchange support in this latest release. I am on of those people who exhibits a lukewarm attitude toward OpenID – until you mention Attribute Exchange. This extension greatly expands the utility of OpenID in my view.
To be honest, in the absence of documentation, I personally find it difficult to figure out how to use the library effectively and quickly. I haven’t yet hit upon a method of scanning the samples/source in such a way that the use of the library is made clear to me.
I know your plate is full, but are you able to give a quick overview of how to initiate an Attribute Exchange? Specifically, I want to:
1) Operate an OpenID portal that supports custom attributes
2) As a relying party, request/fetch said custom attributes from the portal
Right now, I am simply trying to demonstrate attribute exchanging for myself, but I am having little luck. I find I can programmatically initiate a request easily (OpenIDRelyingParty.CreateRequest) and I can see the simple registration object returned in the IncomingExtensions of the response, but that is the extent of it. I am unsure how to ‘use’ the Attribute Exchange extension.
Any direction you can provide in this regard is greatly appreciated.
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You’re absolutely right, jfp. I keep feeling like the documentation is adequate because the unit tests show how simple it is… but I forget that most people don’t download the unit tests nor do they want to wade through them to find that “easy” one-word access to what they want. I’ll post on how to use AX shortly to help you and everyone else out.
Thanks for your comment!
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