Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 19:42 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Our identities online are becoming ever more valuable to the companies that we entrust them to. What happens though when a company just ups and closes shop (Pownce, for example) and deletes your stuff? Sure, the individual files you'll have on your computer anyway, you won't have lost anything as far as bits and bytes are concerned--but what about friendships you've built up with people who you only know through the service. Your data should be portable so that you can take it to any service and not lose those relationships that you've built up in one walled-garden when it collapses, or you decide to move on. OpenID tries to solve this brand-centric problem by placing you at the centre of your data and allowing the sites you trust access through a single sign-on. OSnews is contemplating implementing OpenID and would like your feedback, but there are a few questions to consider--please read on for details

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Yes, with caveats
by lproven on Mon 5th Oct 2009 14:10 UTC
lproven
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2006-08-23

Yes, do it.

Don't be a provider - there are many already.

*But* I would assert that it is essential that you offer the ability to associate an existing account with an OpenID.

This core function is too rarely available & leads to me having multiple accounts available on several sites, such as Blogger.

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