[thelist] OpenID

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 09:58:59 CST 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Jack Timmons <jorachim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone out there have experience using OpenID? They're considering
> using it here for a website we're building, and some of my concerns are that
> we'd have to code a solution for every OpenID source, etc. I'm currently
> busy trying to find some more solid documentation, but if anyone has any
> advice they can offer, I'd appreciate it.

I don't have any experience with it, but I did just see this on /.

OpenID Fan Club Is Shrinking
"Even though there's a whole new Web site devoted to understanding and
using OpenID, some companies are dropping the login method altogether.
OStatic is reporting that the 'free Web site network Wetpaint
announced recently that it will no longer support OpenID as a login
option for its wiki, citing low usage and high support costs as
reasons.' Apparently, fewer than 200 registered users bothered with
OpenID, and the extra QA and development time doesn't make it
worthwhile to support. This can't come as welcome news on top of the
internal issues the article mentions the OpenID Foundation is having
now, too."

Also, here are relevant blog posts from the creator of a site that
took the somewhat unique approach of ONLY accepting OpenID as its
login mechanism (as opposed to offering OpenID as an option):


Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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