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Unable to get Yahoo Application ID (moved from YDN General Board)

Hi,

I have learnt that Yahoo provides open id authentication using APIs. Could you please provide pointers to API documentation & samples to authenticate using open id and fetch contacts from address book using java/javascript.

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks and Regards,
Jess.

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  • [I've already replied back to Jessica in a separate email]

    Yahoo's OpenID documentation is here:
    http://developer.yahoo.com/openid/

    And the main OpenID website is here:
    http://openid.net/

    Yahoo's OpenID service enables websites authenticate Yahoo users, but does not allow websites to access a Yahoo user's address book. You'll need to use BBAuth to get authorization credentials to access the Yahoo Address Book.

    The Yahoo Address Book API is documented here:
    http://developer.yahoo.com/addressbook/

    There is no Javascript API to access Address Book. You'll need to use BBAuth to get the BBAuth credentials, and then generate HTTP requests from your webserver from your webserver to the Yahoo Address Book server. There's no way for you to do it from the browser using Javascript.


    Allen



    QUOTE (jessandmathews @ Aug 19 2008, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi,

    I have learnt that Yahoo provides open id authentication using APIs. Could you please provide pointers to API documentation & samples to authenticate using open id and fetch contacts from address book using java/javascript.

    Any help on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Jess.
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  • I am having trouble with Yahoo two fold.

    1. I set up an Open ID account through Yahoo; but, when I've tried using it for Live Journal, I'm advised that I'm using an older version of Open ID not supported by Yahoo, even though I just set up the Open ID account.

    2. It does not remember My Yahoo ID and password with the latest version of Firefox. I do not clear cookies when closing Firefox.
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  • Setting up Yahoo! OpenID account will allow you to use other
    web sites that support OpenID 2.0 such as www.plaxo.com, jyte.com
    and etc. If the web site supports OpenID 1.1 such as livejournal.com,
    then you cannot use your Yahoo! OpenID there.
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  • Moved this post for continuity
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  • what's the meaning of “ Warning: This website has not confirmed its identity with Yahoo! and might be fraudulent. Do not share any personal information with this website unless you are certain it is legitimate.” ?
    my web site can't get any info from yahoo after i press the "continue" button.
    what shold i do for may code?
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  • Hello sdwhshh@ymail.com,

    Please refer to our faq (towards the bottom) to learn more about this warning message.

    http://developer.yahoo.com/openid/faq.html

    Regards,
    Yahoo! OpenID Team

    QUOTE (sdwhshh@ymail.com @ Nov 9 2008, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    what's the meaning of “ Warning: This website has not confirmed its identity with Yahoo! and might be fraudulent. Do not share any personal information with this website unless you are certain it is legitimate.” ?
    my web site can't get any info from yahoo after i press the "continue" button.
    what shold i do for may code?
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