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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, January 17, 2008
11 years ago5,007 views

According to techcrunch and screenchoots, Yahoo account will be OpenID starting the end of january.

techcrunch.com/2008/01/17/yaho ...

Do you think Google will do the same ? Blogger is OpenID compatible but will Google Accounts include OpenID ?

[Thread renamed from "Yahoo will soon be OpenId 2.0 provider" – Tony]

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Yahoo Implements OpenID" – Tony]

Yahoo will start implementing OpenID on January 30th.

More at Techcrunch techcrunch.com/2008/01/17/yaho ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

the offical announcement is here

yhoo.client.shareholder.com/pr ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm sure Google and Microsoft will add support for Open ID as well. They probably waited for the 2.0 version.

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Brock [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Just for kicks, I'm looking forward to the day I can log in to my Yahoo account with my Google sign-on name. :)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It seems odd to me that a project about unifying logon experiences is being implemented in this way...

I mean everyone is ending up with A LOT of different OpenIDs since all the sites want to provide them but not accept them.

Paul [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I agree, this system is being implemented upside-down. Right now, I have 4 OpenIDs, but nowhere to use them. I think all the companies see the opportunity to track their customers closer, but really are not too interested in making the login process easier. By becoming a provider, they are able to track all other websites their users login to.

This blog could become one of the first to support OpenID. Just something simple like if you login, you can edit/delete a post for an hour. Just hoping.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> This blog could become one of the first to support OpenID. Just
> something simple like if you login, you can edit/delete a post for
> an hour.

Sounds like something for Philipp to get stuck into when he gets back from his skiing vacation... ;-)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"full bi-directional OpenID support for their services"

is certainly the challenge..lets say I intend to use my gmail id to log into my yahoo account ? who is going to host/translate my openid credentials ??

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]/pd: The OpenID provider, namely Google.

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Blogger now Open I.D." – Tony]

techcrunch.com/2008/01/18/goog ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Blogger now Open I.D." – Tony]

Cool! Why through blogger though?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's just the first step before they work on providing an openID for all gmail accounts and accepting open id as google accounts. they're are just some phishing vulnerabilities that need to be fixed.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And now The Telegraph – a UK newspaper – is going to be an OpenID provider too:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technolo ...

Well, that's what the headline says – "Telegraph to become OpenID provider" – but the body of the post implies they'll accept them too:

<< By announcing that we will not only accept OpenIDs but also provide them, I really think it shows how serious we are about online developement. >>

Why is everyone jumping on the OpenID bandwagon all of a sudden?

[Edited comment: Just removed the part where I said they "wrongly state that if you have an OpenID you'll be able to login to Blogger" as that's not what they actually say.]

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

we should be carefull..

twitter.com/peterdawson/status ...

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yahoo launched openID but it doesn't seems to be working

Is it working for anyone?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yahoo!'s initial OpenID service will be available in public beta on January 30, that is tomorrow.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I know and i went to the website to confirm the date, but they are allowing you to create an ID on the site today itself
they even took my flickr ID and gave me a openID URL

Strange...

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well, that's easy to hack now. All user id in one box.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Not working even on 31st of Jan
Seems like they are too much busy in laying off and forgot the date :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Rohit, I just converted my yahoo to openid

it responded with "Your OpenID identifier is: < me.yahoo.com/a/[XXXXXXXX] ; where Xxxx is my actualy cryptstring

and then I can customrize that under the custom tab

"You can add one custom OpenID identifier to this Yahoo! account. After you create it, you cannot delete or edit it"

it seems to be live, @ 2.40AM EDT/31st Jan here..

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

funny..they still prompt for a signin seal creation...

"A sign-in seal is a secret message or photo that Yahoo! will display on this computer only. Look for it every time you sign in to make sure you're on a genuine Yahoo! site. If the message, photo, or colors are different, you may have landed on a phishing site"

How can that be using a seal when I might be using an openid for login to various sites ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You may enter your OpenID on other sites, but your ID provider is Yahoo and the only place where you can authenticate it is at a Yahoo site.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

But Inout, should not the authentication be 'brokered' ?? from source site to provider ??

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OK
I gave it sometime and retried
its still not working for me

What I did is create a flickr URL also as my openID, asper the instruction given at the openid home of yahoo!

it says
Unable to find openid server for hxxp://www.flickr.com/photos/<myflickrid>

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