Friday, August 3, 2007

How to get started with OpenID

clipped from jarkkolaine.com

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.

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