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The end of OpenID?

The end of OpenID?

Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:40 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: The end of OpenID? by spaetz
Parent article: The end of OpenID?

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.

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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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