Status: no progress yet
A component should be able to request authentication in a way that the end user perceives as consistent.
Since each back end will have different requirements with respect to authentication, we probably need to support multiple mechanisms.
See also: OAuth in the OpenSocial Gadgets spec
Eclipse 3.x API
The org.eclipse.equinox.security and other associated bundles provides an authentication mechanism for the storage of passwords.
- Secure storage reference
- Secure storage development overview
- Developing with Secure Storage
- How secure storage works
- Secure Storage Architecture
Need to review the AC's meeting minutes prior to the creation of this e4 API.