- from Business insider
Update: July 2, 2012 -- Fantastic analysis done By Rob Horn. Not just what the problem was, but why we find ourselves in this strange space where this matters yet doesn't really matter.
"What is the reasoning behind using OAuth and/or OpenID instead of PKI/certificates? While PKI is most certainly complex, it has proven to be much stronger technologically than both OAuth and OpenID."There are many different solutions, proving the space is rich with imperfect solutions. Each potential solution has strengths and weaknesses.