[TYPO3-core] State of TYPO3 OpenID

Søren Malling soren.malling at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 12:00:55 CEST 2013

Hi Chritsian,

I liked the idea of a wizard for openid identifiers. I just tested it and
gave it a -1 (and a comment, explaining why :-) ) - I can't promise any
time for debugging, but I will of course test again with a new patchset!



On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Christian Weiske <
christian.weiske at netresearch.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As some of you noticed did I spend some time with TYPO3's OpenID
> implementation in the last month.
> The original problem I faced was
> > OpenID login does not work with Google
> > http://forge.typo3.org/issues/25322
> which - to me - sources from the wrong understanding of OpenID in the
> TYPO3 source.
> I made a patch to that issue that makes OpenID login work - not only for
> the special case in which the ID given by the user equals the
> claimed_id returned by the OpenID server, but also for the other cases
> in which a generic provider-specific OpenID is given, and a
> per-user claimed ID is returned. Google, Yahoo, StackExchange,
> Verisign, MyOpenID and others support that way of logging in.
> Unfortunately, Helmut Hummel thinks that we need two code branches to
> support both login "methods" - which is wrong.
> It'd be nice if you could review the patch.
> =====
> An issue that arised when discussion #25322 was
> > Wizard to add OpenID to backend user
> > http://forge.typo3.org/issues/49310
> which provides an "Add OpenID" button in the backend user settings
> page. It makes it possible to actually use a dynamic Google OpenID with
> TYPO3, since it changes for different domain names.
> Philipp Gampe reviewed it, but it needs reviews and a merge in the core.
> ======
> Registering new users directly from an OpenID login is not possible
> currently. You have to rely on other extensions to do that for you, and
> all of them use different OpenID libraries than the core.
> I've opened another issue for it:
> > OpenID login: automatically create backend user accounts
> > http://forge.typo3.org/issues/44127
> Despite the title (that I can't change), the patch adds two hooks to
> the OpenID sysext:
> - one to modify the data requested from the OpenID provider
> - another one to modify the user record that has been tried to load
>   from the database.
> Using those two hooks, extensions are now able to hook into the OpenID
> login process in both frontend and backend and automatically create
> user accounts.
> Nobody reviewed the patch yet, unfortunately.
> =======
> I'd really like to see TYPO3 6.2 LTS have proper OpenID support.
> Please review and discuss the patches.
> --
> Regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Christian Weiske
> -= Geeking around in the name of science since 1982 =-
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