Author Archives : David Recordon


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 (http://www.slurpee.com.au/) American Cancer Society […]

7-Eleven Slurpee

Google and JanRain Release Support for the OpenID User Interface Extension 5

This morning, Google released an upgrade to their OpenID Provider to support the draft OpenID User Interface Extension along with JanRain who added support for it to their Relying Party service RPX. This means that Google users signing into sites like UserVoice (choose “Google” to see it in action) now […]


Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience 29

Today we’re excited to join Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer in announcing that they have joined the OpenID Foundation’s board as a sustaining corporate member. Luke Shepard, a key member of Facebook’s Platform and Connect teams and a huge internal advocate for OpenID, has been selected as their representative and joins the […]


OpenID Relying Party Adoption - Jan 2009

2008: Momentum 12

2008 was an awesome year for OpenID where the community created significant momentum moving toward mainstream adoption. No, not every site on the web is using OpenID nor does every consumer know what OpenID does, but last year alone the number of sites that accept OpenID for sign in more than tripled. Today, there are over thirty-thousand publicly accessible sites supporting OpenID for sign in and well over half a billion OpenID enabled accounts.


Barack Obama’s Change.gov Adds OpenID Commenting 7

As first reported by ReadWriteWeb, President-elect Obama’s website Change.gov now supports OpenID sign in for commenting on certain blog posts and sections of their site.  Change.gov uses Intense Debate to power their comment who recently relaunched with OpenID support.  As ReadWriteWeb wrote: Every other major player that has announced support […]


User Experience, Attribute Exchange and MapQuest 5

Last month at the first Content Provider Advisory Committee meeting in New York, several media companies and affinity groups identified two desired areas for improvement around OpenID: the user experience as it reaches mainstream adoption and the increased ability to exchange profile information given user consent. Since then, the OpenID […]


The First OpenID User Experience Summit 3

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.


The Wall Street Journal Looks at OpenID

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 […]