OpenID: Who Can You Rely On?

Those of us who use (or at least try) too many web services tend to regard OpenID as good news: it means that each of us can sign in to one service in order to access multiple services. For example, I use ClaimID as my OpenID provider. Once I’ve signed on their, I can use … Continue reading “OpenID: Who Can You Rely On?”

OpenID: BigCos on Board

This morning the OpenID Foundation announced that Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! have joined the board. This is good news, since OpenID is good. However, there are limits to the goodness of the news. As Michael Arrington points out: OpenID looks like it’s going to be a winner, so big companies making their user … Continue reading “OpenID: BigCos on Board”

Yahoo and OpenID

Yahoo implements OpenID… or does it? Read/Write Marshall asks the key questions. Though there’s every reason to hope that today’s Yahoo! announcement will lead to ongoing, meaningful advocacy of OpenID by the company and then a future wherein Yahoo! sites accept OpenID from other providers – there’s also plenty of reason to be concerned that … Continue reading “Yahoo and OpenID”

Blogger Drafts OpenID

I’ve just left a comment at the official blog for Blogger in draft. I did so using OpenID. For reasons why it’s good that we can do that, just follow the link. In OpenID parlance, Blogger is now a consumer of OpenIDs. To be more specific, Blogger proper will be a consumer once the “comment … Continue reading “Blogger Drafts OpenID”

OpenID at Basecamp and at Facebook

Although I don’t see myself spending a lot of time on Facebook, I decided to add my Facebook profile to my OpenID at claimID. That reminded me that things have been rather quiet on the OpenID front over the last few months. But the folks at 37signals just announced OpenId for Basecamp, and more generally, … Continue reading “OpenID at Basecamp and at Facebook”

WordPress and OpenID, the Week After

The blogging about being an OpenID provider, but not (yet?) an OpenID consumer, goes on. We can see (here and here, for example) the conversation turning to the question of whether a site should be a provider only. My main thoughts on the issue are: There’s no lack of OpenID providers. There is a … Continue reading “WordPress and OpenID, the Week After”

37signals to Consume OpenIDs

Highrise, the company-wide, web-based, shared address book with a few twists from 37signals, will allow login with OpenID. So much is reported by sneaky Chris Messina, and confirmed by DHH of 37s. Chris concludes his post as follows. I couldn’t be more excited about it. Finally, one login for all my Basecamps, Backpacks, Campfires, Tada … Continue reading “37signals to Consume OpenIDs” OpenID, the Morning After

Many have already written about becoming an OpenID producer. For example: Scott Kveton hails the news, embeds my Jyte claim that WordPress should support OpenID, and regards it as unfortunate that is not also an OpenID consumer (so, for example, I can’t sign in to with my claimID). Chris Messina jumps the … Continue reading “ OpenID, the Morning After” Produces OpenIDs

There’s a new entry on the FAQ today: What is OpenID? The answer is that it’s “an open standard that lets you sign in to other sites on the Web using your account.” In other words, is an OpenID producer. As the Jyte user who claimed that WordPress should support OpenID, I … Continue reading “ Produces OpenIDs”