SourceForge Allows OpenID Logins 11

If you use open source software then you’ve probably heard about SourceForge before.  If you develop open source software then you’ve probably even used some of their infrastructure in the past.  Today they’ve made it even easier to login to SourceForge with OpenID. isn’t acting as an OpenID Provider but rather is accepting OpenID logins; this is a good thing and reinforces the trend of sites like Ma.gnolia only accepting OpenID logins.

In their announcement OpenID on they say, “OpenID is getting tremendous traction and we’re happy to be jumping into it. it’s bringing us back in touch with fresh web (2.0) technology. as a decentralized open-source standard, it’s a perfect fit for us – it allows us to streamline more user interaction and participation with our site, and hopefully more for the whole OSS community.”  As Steven Osborn points out, is now one of the most prominent single sites that accepts OpenID to login.  Steven also goes on to talk about some of the more advanced things SourceForge allows you to do with your OpenID if you do wish to use your profile URL as an OpenID too.

Congratulations SourceForge for continuing to help get OpenID in the hands of open source developers on a daily basis!


    Nice undertaking from Sourceforge, kudos.

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  • Joseph Engo

    I am very disappointed with their implementation of OpenID. They still require you to sign up after you login with your OpenID. This means selecting a username, password, entering your email address, etc. After going through all of that, you still need to verify your email address.

    Although I understand and agree with the email address verification. I believe that requiring an entire sign up screen _after_ authenticating with OpenID is really mocking the service. This is NOT how OpenID is supposed to work. There is a big difference between requiring some additional fields not sent during the OpenID authentication and requiring the user to re-enter all of their information.

    I have had a SourceForge account for many years now. I was going to vote for the phpMyAdmin project, but figured what the heck lets try the OpenID login. I quickly regretted my decision as I wasted 4 times as much time going that route.

  • xiirus

    I’m glad to see a lot more sites accepting OpenID

  • Internetapotheke Parcelmed

    How can I create an OpenID login. Or it´s to complex for small niche sites?

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  • Chris Pine

    Totally agree with Joseph Engo: it was LESS convenient to sign up using OpenID than it would otherwise have been.

    Great way to make OpenID look like it totally sucks.

  • Khalid

    We’re intending on utilising the SourceForge OpenID application for an upcoming project within our travel company that will integrate multiple applications.

    I just want to say thank you for developing the software as it has been a massive help to us.

    Director, Edinburgh Taxi.

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  • سليمmohmmed

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