Tag Archives : usability


Sears and KMart Adopt OpenID to Simplify Customer Registration and Login While Enhancing the Shopping Experience 2

Yesterday, Sears Holding Company (SHC) announced it has adopted OpenID technology, enabling website visitors to easily register and login at the MySears and MyKmart communities using existing accounts at Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live, and Yahoo!. This is exciting news for for online retailers and follows shortly after the OpenID Foundation hosted the first [...]

Sears OpenID Signin

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 have a much better user [...]


Using OpenID to Power MySpace’s Open Platform 4

About two weeks ago, MySpace released an update to MySpaceID taking advantage of OpenID combined with OAuth to provide a sign in and profile sharing with a user-experience at parity with Facebook Connect. Max Engel is MySpace’s Product Lead for their Open Platform and took the time to write this post, providing some more details [...]

MySpaceID OpenID Sign in pop-up

Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience 28

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 current board of seven community [...]


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 Foundation, its members and the [...]


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.


Challenges facing OpenID

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 disclosed that they are either [...]