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OpenId::New way to login

November 6, 2007 1 comment

You visit the web sites like the blog sites. After reading some interesting stuff, you tried to comment on that. It asks you to login first using your username and the password. Any how you memorize that and login and commented the blog. Then you visited some forums and tried to post some query. What the hell is this? It also asks you to login and being weak by memory, like me, you forgot either the username or password. Then what to do? Either create a new account or leave the idea to post something.
Thanks God! there is solution for these kind of situations i.e. OpenId. OpenId grants you to forget different login details at different websites, How?? Let me explain.

  • What is OpenId?

1- OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on system.

2- OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience. OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity.(http://openid.net/)

  • Where to use OpenId?

You can use the OpenId login on any OpneId enabled website.

  • How to get OpenId?

There are thousands of openId providers (List::http://wiki.openid.net/OpenIDServers). You just need to register on your favorite one. They will provide a URL which is your OpenId. The OpenId looks like:
http://username.wordpress.com
You need to use this Id when you want to login on OpenId enabled website.

  • How OpenId identifies you?

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When you put the OpenId in the login field and hit the login button, the site uses this url to find the Authentication server. The authentication server after authentication asks the user to login and asks your choice to allow the relying party (with url). If the user allows, the user again lands back to the original website showing the successful login message.

Seems Good!! go and have openid and enjoy multiple website login with single url.

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