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Latest posts and knowledgebase articles

2007-03-01 Identity brings Microsoft and Internet 2.0 together | The Register

Identity brings Microsoft and Internet 2.0 together | The Register: “Is Open ID the glue we need? By Mary Branscombe (Published Thursday 1st March 2007 09:47 GMT) Microsoft isn’t the only one taking an interest in Open ID. AOL, Yahoo! and Digg have all announced they’ll accept Open ID credentials as a way of identifying users online. But for Microsoft this is more than just a technology partnership. It could be the first real step towards creating the multi-platform, multi-system identity metasystem.

2007-02-28 Digital Credentials Offer Enhanced Privacy

John Q Random writes _“Stefan Brands‘s company credentica.com announced their U-Prove library and SDK implementing ID tokens — also known as digital credentials or private credentials. (Private Credentials are a cool PKI replacement and anonymous e-cash tech that allows you to prove certified attributes like age, credit rating, group membership, etc. without revealing who you are; to allow you to have a digital life without the digital dossier effect inherent in a central databases.

2007-02-21 OpenID Discussion

There is an discussion of OpenID in this Digg entry. Interesting for peoples views on the merits and weaknesses. The actual entry is about Digg announcing support for OpenID.

0001-01-01 How node.send() works

Some detail not included in the documentation.

0001-01-01 How to create a clone of a message object

Node-RED tried to pass messages by reference not copy. Sometimes though, a copy is needed.

0001-01-01 How to use the ACE editor in the Function node

The ACE editor is used in the function node to help you create well-formed JavaScript. However, there are now a number of different versions of JavaScript and it is sometimes helpful to use slightly different styles of coding to the defaults.