Friday, July 13, 2007

Using OpenID with Liferay

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Support for OpenID within Liferay

Portals developed with Liferay can activate OpenID support to allow its users to automatically register and sign in using their OpenID identifier from their preferred OpenID provider. In technical terms this means that Liferay can act as an OpenID consumer.

In order to perform the registration (aka portal account creation) when a user first logins with his/her OpenID Liferay asks the provider for some information about the user: specifically the user's name and email address. The provider must be able to provide this information through any of the following OpenID protocol extensions:

  • Simple Registration Extension 1.0 (SREG)
  • OpenID Attribute Exchange 1.0 (AX)