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As most of you probably know, the authentication system in use at the Fedora
Infrastructure currently is FedOAuth, of which I am the original author (original name
was FAS-OpenID) and primary maintainer.
A little while ago, Petr Spacek let me know that there was a project with the same
goals (multi-protocol federated identity provider) also going on: ipsilon (he also
notified ipsilon upstream).
After discussing with the ipsilon author, we decided that we are going to merge efforts,
because we are currently duplicating a lot of effort on both ends.
After consideration of the state of both codebases, we decided we would move forward with
the ipsilon codebase.
The ipsilon codebase does lack some features that FedOAuth has, and we are now working on
getting all those features that FedOAuth has but ipsilon lacks into ipsilon.
After this is completed, and ipsilon gets stable enough, I will be going to move all
current FedOAuth instances over to using ipsilon, this includes the Fedora Infrastructure
To keep track of the features that ipsilon is currently missing and the steps required to
replace FedOAuth with ipsilon in the Fedora Infrastructure, we have a wiki page: please
let me know if we missed anything or if it needs clarification.
There is currently no hard schedule for the migration yet, because we first need to get
all missing features into ipsilon.
I will keep this list updated on when we have all required features into ipsilon and when
we will start the next steps of the migration process.
If anyone has any comments, remarks or questions regarding this, please let me know!
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