User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

The end of OpenID?

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 3, 2011 6:18 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Parent article: The end of OpenID?

This also could hint at the problem:

LWN has implemented OpenID relying party support, though there is still some work and testing to do before we can roll it out.

So a technically proficient site like LWN takes years to get it implemented? Maybe one reason for low adoption is the difficulty of getting started. I would personally like to see more of OpenID. So far I have been able use it on only one site I visit regularly.


(Log in to post comments)

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 3, 2011 14:02 UTC (Thu) by dmag (guest, #17775) [Link]

> So a technically proficient site like LWN takes years to get it implemented?

Yes, if the programmers are busy writing informative articles and going to nearly-washed-out conferences.

> Maybe one reason for low adoption is the difficulty of getting started.

No. For example, OAuth is far more complicated, yet implemented more widely.

> I would personally like to see more of OpenID.

Expecting sites to implement OpenID is a bit of wishful thinking. A succinct way of summarizing the article would be: "The value proposition of OpenID is to the USER, not to the implementor."

In order to be adopted, the next protocol will need to benefit both the user and the implementor. (I think something like OpenID, but with the ability to sign up to a site RSS feed at the same time.)

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 3, 2011 14:11 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

Implementing OpenID authentication is not that hard, I got it going in an afternoon. Harder is all the user interface to allow the management of identities and stuff. Just more of the sort of obnoxious HTML form stuff that gets so tiresome after a while. That's the piece that I never quite found the time to finish.

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 5, 2011 3:53 UTC (Sat) by SkyGuy (guest, #60773) [Link]

CGI::Application is a very simple and easy way to implement web forms without too many headaches. David Blank-Edelman's articles on CGI::Application helped me implement a moderately complicated web form without too much effort:

http://www.usenix.org/publications/login/2009-08/pdfs/bla...

http://www.usenix.org/publications/login/2009-10/pdfs/bla...


Copyright © 2018, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds