Yesterday at Yahoo!’s campus in California, nearly forty people from the OpenID community came together for a day to discuss the usability and user experience of OpenID and OAuth. Presentations were shared by Facebook about their experience developing Connect, MySpace explained how they’re combining OpenID and OAuth, Yahoo! around how they’re evolving their own OpenID Provider in response to their research, Magnolia shared how they’ve been using OpenID to help reduce spam, Google with their study on federated login user interfaces, and Plaxo wrapping up the day with how they’re looking at OpenID as a piece of a larger “open stack” for the Web.
AARP, AOL, BBC, Google, Hearst Magazines, JanRain, Meredith, MySpace, National 4-H, National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, Reed Business Information, Six Apart, Time Inc., Vidoop, and Yahoo meet in NY City for first OpenID Content Provider Advisory Committee meeting hosted by the BBC.
Today’s Wall Street Journal takes a look at OpenID and how it is being used since it’s creation in 2005; asking the question if it could become the solution to so many user names and passwords around the web. While OpenID by itself helps with this problem, it will ultimately […]
This is a guest post by Maciej Pasternacki, a Google Summer of Code student who created CL-OpenID. The summer is gone (September doesn’t count as summer), and so is the Google Summer of Code 2008 program. My Summer of Code project was CL-OpenID, an implementation of OpenID for Common Lisp, […]
Last week mixi, the largest social network in Japan, become an OpenID Provider for all of their fifteen-million plus users; one in five Japanese web users are on mixi. While they are another large OpenID Provider — which some argue is a bad thing — they are the first large […]
Its been an busy week in the world of OpenID. On Friday Ben Laurie announced a security vulnerability around OpenID that relates to existing problems with DNS and certain SSL certificates. Discussions on the OpenID General mailing list have been fruitful and the major OpenID providers out there today have […]
On Tuesday of this week, popular social networking site MySpace announced support for OpenID and integration with their Data Availability initiative. MySpace is launching as an OpenID provider to begin with bringing the grand total of OpenID enabled users on the Internet to well over 500 million users. What’s interesting […]
The OpenID Foundation has covered a lot of ground in the last 1.5 years since its inception. We consolidated a number of internet identity efforts, built an organization charged with promoting and protecting the efforts of this fantastic community, developed an Intellectual Property Process that will ensure OpenID stays open, […]
The folks over at JanRain have launched demand.openid.net. This is a great little tool that will help users tell the sites they like how much they really want OpenID. It comes complete with a handy-dandy bookmarklet you install in your browser to quickly tell the world about the sites you […]
Last week SourceForge quietly added support for OpenID to their site. The news is official now. SourceForge implemented relying party support (as opposed to just being a provider) which is a trend not often seen by larger players. I wanted to talk with one of their developers to see what […]