#74 ✓resolved

Updating self.openid_identifier to server returned value

Reported by Daniel | April 2nd, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

Hi Ben,

Thanks for addressing the issue of setting self.openid_identifier to the server returned value; however, it appears that the solution currently implemented would update the user's openid_identifier every time the user logged in. It seems to me that this should only be updated when the user is creating an account or changing their OpenID.

Updating the openid_identifier each time seems to me to be a (however small) security hole, in that people create accounts and change their OpenID relatively infrequently, but sign in frequently. So if ever an OpenID provider were compromised, it could be used to change the OpenIDs of existing users whenever they logged in, thereby giving the attacker account access via the OpenID he provided.

Thank You,


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Object based authentication solution that handles all of the non sense for you. It's as easy as ActiveRecord is with a database.

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