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The end of OpenID?

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 7, 2011 13:24 UTC (Mon) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
In reply to: The end of OpenID? by madhatter
Parent article: The end of OpenID?

yep, that's how I do it too. There is not even a need to append /openid to the url.

These 2 lines in index.html is all I need to be able to use http://sspaeth.de as my openid url.

<link rel="openid2.provider openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server"/>
<link rel="openid2.local_id openid.delegate" href="http://obscureopenidprovider.com/obscureopenidaccountname"/>


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The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:40 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

And unless you're an OpenID geek there's no way you'll realise that. I've got an OpenID identity that I can never remember because I can never remember the URL. Would I have thought of the trick you propose? Not in a million years.

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:47 UTC (Tue) by madhatter (subscriber, #4665) [Link]

I rather agree with you, but I still think it's due to the way that OpenID is being mis-sold (as it were). None of us comes into the world fully versed in the protocol, so we all have to learn about it from somewhere or someone. I was lucky that I caught it early on, and read the protocols, and saw how it was supposed to be used - it's not a trick, it's clearly what's intended by the authors.

But there's no reason why those providing OpenID authentication servers couldn't do a better job of telling people how it's supposed to be used. Except, presumably, that they, too, don't want to help their user community free themselves from linkage to their providers.

I despair, really I do.


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