August 6, 2008

OpenID, myOpenID Rocks!

Filed under: announcements,open id Himanshu @ 6:37 am

I have been using openID from last 5-6 months as and when I got chance to use it. It’s getting popular more and more now a days. I see more and more sites supporting it. When first time I learned about it, first thing that came to my mind was to support openID login for my site. And second thing that came to my mind was, MS passport got competition ;).  I haven’t seen passport authentication much popular apart from Microsoft sites.

As I didn’t had anything to secure on my site. So far I haven’t actively started working on to support openID login. It also make sense to have user ids for features like customization, but my site is not supporting that either. I would like to support openID authentication as soon as I finish coding with site-spaces that supports customization and security. Mainly when I need user authentication.

On root ( page, that is like dashboard, I’m planning to have UI that supports customization/personalization. And once I finish coding Media Gallery, I will need authorization their for different spaces/albums of it, yeah some media will be private to my family and friends. I have done some initial tests using DotNetOpenID ( But that library didn’t worked well on GoDaddy hosting, because of trust level that GoDaddy Deluxe hosting gets. Haven’t done much research on that to fix it some how.

Also did some initial tests with myOpenId ( to setup such that I/someone can have openId as Actually, it wasn’t that difficult to do. I have my id ready, as I liked myOpenID, it allows to have certificate sign on.

Anyway, I’m posting this to let you know a) openID Rocks 🙂 b) I’m planning to be openID consumer, c) setup with help of myOpenId is ready to have openID as*.

By the way, did I told you what is openID? Oh, never mind just take a look at it’s official site ( if you don’t know what is openID and after that if you have any further queries about it, send me email or comment your query against this post, and I will try answering them.

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