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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
13 years ago3,751 views

The openId page is here (o8 is the code for openId) :

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

OK... who's going to register the URL used in the example?

KMB [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

What is ?

"The site is requesting access to your Google Account for the product(s) listed below.
Google Contacts – "

Happens from the page if I click on "use your Google" which redirects to

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What is this yatta I keep hearing about?

Anyway WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider

KMB [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

Google's OpenID works from today. Microsoft's perhaps sometimes in 2009.

"NOTE: INT accounts are for testing purposes only and are NOT intended to be permanent user accounts. They do not allow access to Windows Live services in Production."

"to be released to Production sometime in 2009.
We do NOT recommend that anyone use their INT alias as their permanent OpenID account at this time; users should wait until the final release of the OP to Production."

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

So Google's OpenID isn't actually OpenID...

I actually knew Google had been working on OpenID implementation for a while but they were waiting on updates for security and i guess usability. What i imagine could've happened is that Google wanted these changes to be made to the OpenID standard, and for whatever reason (conflict with OpenID foundation or just slowness) it just hasn't happened (yet?). So Google has gone ahead and done this to try to take some of the glory from Microsoft.

What do you think? Was this a good move by Google?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Useful comment from an inflammatory post:

David Recordon Oct. 30th, 2008 at 12:51 am

<<Google is taking advantage of a feature in OpenID 2.0 known as "Directed Identity". This allows an OpenID 2.0 Relying Party to start the OpenID protocol flow using a known URL (Yahoo!'s is to allow for "one click" style login dialogues. By performing discovery on this URL, using the XRDS XML format, the OpenID Provider advertises the OpenID Endpoint URL for the Relying Party to make a request against. Google is doing this correctly with the URL to perform discovery against being

The piece that Google is currently doing differently is requiring pre-registration of each OpenID Relying Party before users can login to a given site. This does break the common deployment of OpenID on the web today, but Eric Sachs of Google has said on the OpenID mailing list that this is temporary as they work to stabilize their OpenID Provider: "We just need to do the standard scaling, stability, translation quality, etc. evaluation to make sure there are no major problems. If we are lucky, that won't take much time. However it is more then likely that we will need to tweak things in our user interface to make it easier to understand, and unfortunately translating any such tweaks into 40+ languages takes awhile."

As for using email addresses as OpenIDs, this is something the OpenID community is talking about quite a bit right now; Google included. >>

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