All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘OpenID’
As previously reported, the White House is working on a "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" or NSTIC, in which it has placed the Commerce Department in charge of an "Identity Ecosystem". The initiative has drawn a mixture of praise and criticism, and judging by our own readers’ comments, there is a whole lot of criticism. More on this here.
Google has announced that it is now using OpenID for its signup process. Yahoo users can sign up for a Google Account with their existing email address.
Google says that "a much larger number of people" complete the email verification process when OpenID is used.
Six Apart has made it simple for nearly anyone to sign in to TypePad Connect with other existing accounts via OpenID. If you have an account with Google, Yahoo, Blogger, Vox, LiveJournal, Wordpress.com, or AOL, you can easily sign in.
Although this makes some security professionals want to give them a three-hour lecture, lots of people use the same password for a number of different online accounts. It’s just easy. Easier still is the concept of OpenID, and Google has become an OpenID provider.
Maybe you know one, or maybe you are one, but if you’re not in either of those groups, believe me: there are people with spreadsheets full of user names and passwords, pages of the things for separate purposes and sites. Now Yahoo’s doing its part to eliminate the confusion by supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard.
What with social network APIs and mobile phones, Google has gotten all open and loving all of a sudden. It’s next step in taking over the world is the trial of OpenID for Blogger in Draft (it’s testing area for Blogger).
With the adoption of OpenID, commenters on Blogger blogs will be able to use their “one login fits all” username and password when leaving a comment.