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OpenID – Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

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Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:36:46 +0000

The word just went out today that the blog hosting service now supports OpenID, both as a server and a consumer. Supporting it as a server means that if you have a blog on, you can use your blog URL as an OpenID. Supporting it as a consumer means that you can use any OpenID to login to your account (once you’ve associated your OpenIDs with your regular login). This means that … Continue reading

AOL and OpenID

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:31:23 +0000

Here’s an addendum for my previous post about OpenID: AOL supports OpenID authentication for all(?) screennames. I’ve verified that this works with AIM usernames, even if you don’t have a “real” AOL account. In other words, if you have an AOL account or even just an AIM account, you already have an OpenID. For example, my AIM ID is EMCampbell3, which means that I could authenticate on any OpenID site using as my login. … Continue reading

OpenID News

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 18:01:10 +0000

Since my WordPress upgrade and theme change, the OpenID sign-on functionality here has been a little iffy. I think I’ve got all the kinks worked out now, and it should be working correctly again. There seems to be a buglet in the functions that attempt to automagically add the OpenID login fields to the comment form. So I had to disable that option and manually edit my comment template file to insert the appropriate bits. … Continue reading

Hopping on the OpenID Bandwagon

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:20:15 +0000

I’ve added OpenID authentication here, thanks to the excellent WordPress OpenID Plugin from VerseLogic. If you already have an OpenID identity, you can now use it when commenting here, and your name will be flagged with an icon to signify that your identity was confirmed. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up with any of several OpenID providers. I use for mine. If you want to read more about what OpenID … Continue reading