[Openstreetmap] Fwd: OpenID

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Tue Jun 28 14:52:34 BST 2005


This might be an interesting way to handle authentication/attribution on
OSW and/or GeoServer, if it takes off.

Chris

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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 22:42:33 -0700
From: Kaolin Fire <cognosco at tentacle.net>
Reply-To: frobnik at tentacle.net
To: frobnik at tentacle.net
Subject: OpenID

OpenID: http://openid.net/

Livejournal's quick writeup on it --

LiveJournal now supports OpenID <http://openid.net/>. You've probably
noticed
this option when you go and leave a comment.

If you're confused, that's understandable: OpenID is a little new, and
will
make more sense as an increasing number of sites on the web start to
support
it.

In a nutshell, OpenID lets you take your identity with you, proving to
other
sites on the web that you own a particular URL. LiveJournal's OpenID
support
lets you use your LiveJournal identity (just your URL) on other websites
which
take OpenID, and also lets you take your non-LiveJournal identity and
use it
here.

What does this mean?

-- leaving comments on other blog sites, and proving who you are
-- being able to add/trust/ban people as friends who don't have
LiveJournal
accounts
-- off-site LJ utilities that require you to prove your identity

It'll get more exciting as other sites start to support it. DeadJournal,
since
it uses the LiveJournal software, will likely be the first. As time goes
on,
there's rumors of upcoming support in Movable Type, WordPress,
MediaWiki,
Bugzilla, TypePad, TypeKey, b2, TextPattern, perl.org, and a bunch of
other
sites.

In a nutshell, whenever you see this little logo: , that means enter
your
LiveJournal URL if you want to prove to that site who you are.
LiveJournal will
ask you to confirm if you trust them, or you can say "trust that site
forever".
*Never enter your password on a non-LiveJournal site.* A site using
OpenID
doesn't need your password, and if they ask for it, they're trying to
scam you.

That's it for now. More announcements as we continue to polish our
OpenID
support and more sites support it. DeadJournal should be this Friday, I
hear.

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