and what happens
To those of us with enough nouse NOT to have Google or Facebook accounts? Where too next then for an OpenID account?
MyOpenID, a major provider of open source authentication system OpenID, is set to close for good on February 1st 2014. The free service, provided by self-styled “social login” firm Janrain, was first launched back in 2006 as a way for users to authenticate easily by using just one log-in across a range of sites. However, the …
> Doesn't StackExchange work primarily on OpenID - I have about a dizen sites all on the same login so that's going to be annoying.
1. StackExchange has its own openID provider: set up an identity there as the future replacement.
2. StackExchange has a central identify across all its sites, so you only need to change once. You might need to log into each site (that isn't a sub-domain of stackexchange.com) separately with the change.
3. You can have multiple logins configured for your StackExchange account. Therefore adding the new identity while still being able to login with the current one.
Doing this, and updating by domain's default page's link elements away from myOpenId, is now on my to do list...
OpenID is in so many ways the right approach to identify. However the failure of the various OpenID providers (especially Google in the early days) to provide a consistent approach for the consumers of OpenID logins (the web sites you login to) made it too unreliable and too hard in practice.
OK, I only use my OpenID for logging into blogging sites to leave comments. On a free webhost with PHP, I run phpMyID. Probably grossly insecure for logging into on-line banking, so I don't use it for that.
Have a look at:
Given the way in which a small component of TADAG was ripped off by Microsoft and passed to Brad Fitzpatrick to become OpenID (later sponsored by Microsoft), I have little sympathy for OpenID's demise. The OpenID architectural solution was fundamentally flawed by its lack of access to the bigger picture of TADAG. Now, more than ever, TADAG is desperately needed to effect a paradigm shift in internet security.
With Balmer on the way out, perhaps its time for me to visit Redmond again?
Author of TADAG - A copy of the Microsoft requested report is downloadable at: www.TADAG.com
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