Seven sites you didn’t know were using OpenID 8

The past twenty days have been a real whirlwind in terms of new sites adopting OpenID for sign in. Some of the larger deployments have made the news (Google and Yahoo! Store), but here are seven others you’ve likely not heard about.

7-Eleven Australia Slurpee campaign (

American Cancer Society (

Dr. Oz (

Fylde Borough Council of the UK Government (

HP ePrintCenter (

Kodak Tips & Projects Exchange (

Slate France (

It’s worth realizing that these sites are all integrating OpenID in conjunction with OAuth and other technologies. This is why the emerging OpenID Connect working group is so focused on making OpenID be native to the consumer web.

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8 thoughts on “Seven sites you didn’t know were using OpenID

  • Richard C.

    If you are already advertising OpenID adoption, at least limit your examples to sites that actually do support OpenID, not just a small collection of big-name Internet companies. Just putting up a NASCAR grid of Facebook/Google/Yahoo/etc. buttons WITHOUT A GENERIC OPENID LOGIN does not OpenID support make! Three of your seven examples don’t support generic OpenID logins (Fylde Borough Council actually does, even though the screenshot doesn’t show it). The Slurpee, Kodak, and Slate France websites force you to have an account with one of a set of particular identity providers, mostly the big-name Internet companies. That’s not the point of OpenID!!! Janrain, while actually a big promoter of OpenID, is doing OpenID a disservice by allowing their NASCAR grid to be deployed without a generic OpenID button as a mandatory component. Think about it: It’s the only button you really need. All true OpenId identity providers will then work. The provider-specific buttons are just convenience. If OpenID is to fulfill its promise of leveling the playing field in the federated-identity space then it has to be deployed properly. Not including a generic OpenID login button just reinforces the position of power and dominance held by the big-name Internet companies. This is against the decentralized nature of the web and exacerbates an anti-competitive environment where monopolies thrive and diversity falters.

  • Richard Lauren

    Well David THIS is the website that issued my OpenID and then cancelled it after I dared criticise the project and ask some pertinent questions.

    As you are obviously concerned with this site, can you please stop giving me the brush-off and explain why my ID was cancelled?

    Thanks in advance


  • Nat Sakimura

    Hopefully, we can promote more “interoperable” and “standard based” solution in the web with OpenID Connect.
    We will try to push it, and users can help that by demanding it.