Friday, August 3, 2007

How to get started with OpenID

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How to get started with OpenID

If you are like me, every time you need to log in to a web service that you haven’t been using for a while you go through a routine of trying out a few different user name and password combinations. When you get tired of trying, you click on the “forgot your password?” link and get the password sent to you by e-mail.

OpenID brings us a solution to this problem by providing a unique identity that you can use to login to any web service that supports the technology. OpenID is an open standard and anyone - even you and I - can provide the authentication service. This way when using OpenID you are not tying yourself to any single company.