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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. SourgeForge.net isn’t acting as an OpenID Provider […]