E4/EAS/Authentication

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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.

e4 (Java)

Need to review the AC's meeting minutes prior to the creation of this e4 API.