Brian Ellin, Doug Kaye


RPX and Identity Systems
46 minutes, 21.4mb, recorded 2009-08-20
Doug Kaye, Brian Ellin

Brian Ellin from JanRain and Doug Kaye of the Conversations Network discuss some of the technical issues related to implementing OpenID and other identity systems. Doug first talks about some of the problems he experienced when trying to add OpenID to SpokenWord.org and how he was able to solve issues using RPX. Brian then gives the background of RPX and how it works compared to other OpenID implementations.


Brian Ellin is the product manager for JanRain's RPX, a web service for quickly adding OpenID and other third party authentication to web applications.  He is the original author of the Ruby OpenID library, and is passionate about making the authenticated web secure and easy to use.  Brian lives in Portland, Oregon.

Doug Kaye is IT Conversations' original host, producer, developer, writer, interviewer and engineer. Doug is now Executive Director of the Conversations Network and the creator of SpokenWord.org.

In what seems to him like a previous lifetime, Doug was a recording engineer and sound editor in film and television. After mixing one too many TV commercials and English dubs of Lina Wertmuller films he made a break to the software industry. After another 18 years as an IT entrepreneur/CEO, he successfully worked his way down the corporate ladder and served as CTO/VP Engineering of four dot-com startups: one successful IPO, two shutdowns, one still on life support.

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