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Looking at Google's API closer, I noticed that license key is used as an
argument. The license key is obtained by:
1. HTTP POST
Submit e-mail-address and chosen Google password
Retrieve verification URL to verify e-mail address ownership
3. HTTP GET
Confirm e-mail address ownership
Retrieve license key
While these four steps can be done manually to setup server-side Google
client or automatically for each client-side Google client, the
registration process seems clunky and requires much human intervention.
Registration for server-side use can and will likely remain manual for a
while, but I feel that client-side registration process needs to be
improved if client-side use cases for web services are to be realized.
How are people planning to solve these sort of bootstrapping problems?
The need to identify web service clients seems like a pretty basic