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What is this package?

OpenID4Java is a Java Library originally developed by Sxip Identity, 
licensed under Apache 2.0.

The library currently supports the following OpenID specifications:

	- OpenID Authentication 2.0
	- OpenID Attribute Exchange 1.0
	- OpenID Simple Registration 1.0 and 1.1
	- OpenID Provider Authentication Policy Extension 1.0
	- OpenID Information Cards 1.0, draft 1

OpenID starts with the concept that anyone can identify themselves on the 
Internet the same way websites do - with a URI. Since URIs are at the very 
core of Web architecture, they provide a solid foundation for user-centric 

The first piece of the OpenID framework is authentication -- how you prove 
ownership of a URI. Today, websites require usernames and passwords to 
login, which means that many people use the same password everywhere. With 
OpenID Authentication, your username is your URI, and your password (or 
other credentials) stays safely stored on your OpenID Provider (which you 
can run yourself, or use a third-party identity provider).

For more information about the OpenID protocol please refer to the
specification at:

The Latest Version:

Details of the latest version can be found on the OpenID4Java library
distribution project page at:

Package contents:

CHANGELOG     : Version highlight changes.

INSTALL       : Installation and usage instructions.

LICENSE       : OpenID4Java Library license (Apache 2.0).

MAINTAINERS   : List of code and documentation maintainers.

README        : This file!

TODO          : Tasks remaining and/or ongoing.

VERSION       : The released version of this package.

apidoc/       : JavaDoc API documentation.

samples/      : Sample implementation projects. See samples/README for details.

src/          : Source code.

test/         : Test cases source code and test data.

lib/          : Library dependencies.
                See INSTALL / Installing the package for details.

build.xml     : Ant build file; see INSTALL / Building the package.

maven2/       : Maven2 build scripts; see maven2/README.txt.

Copyright 2006-2008 Sxip Identity Corporation

Project home page and package distribution:

For support, please visit the wiki and join the Google Groups!


Released under the Apache License 2.0
  => see LICENSE
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