ifacethoughts

OpenID And Make Your Website URL Your Identity

OpenID logo

How many websites do you login to? I for have thousands of accounts and consequentially thousands of usernames and passwords. I forget the ones I use infrequently and end up creating another set. It is quite an effort to keep their track, all my attempts like storing them in email or locally on machine or in a database have turned out to be ineffective or inefficient. Do we really have to remember so many usernames and passwords for using all these services? It is natural for you to feel it is so, until you know about OpenID.

What is OpenID?

OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity.

OpenID starts with the concept that anyone can identify themselves on the Internet the same way websites do-with a URI (also called a URL or web address). Since URIs are at the very core of Web architecture, they provide a solid foundation for user-centric identity.

In short, OpenID is a URL based identity syste. You can create an URI to represent you on the Web. No need of using a username to do so, just use the URI, everywhere. There are multiple providers of OpenID, and they securely store your password. Sites which take OpenID (like Zooomr, LiveJournal), ask you to enter that URI and then you get redirected to that provider. Once you login there, and sometimes even control black and white lists, you are given required credentials for that service you want to use.

It is not only convenient for the user but also secure since every service will not have its own storage of your passwords.

Your Website Your Identity

OpenID takes this one step further. If you own a URL already, like this blog’s URL, you can use it to delegate the identity to your OpenID provider. For example, I use getopenid.com/anadgouda as my OpenID URL that identifies me. I can quickly, that is, with a couple of lines of code, start using ifacethoughts.net as the URL. The advantage that I get here is that even if I change my OpenID provider in future the URL that identifies me can remain the same.

Brian Ellin has details on how to do this. For my blog I added the following in the head HTML element:


<link rel="openid.server" href="http://getopenid.com/action/authenticate" />
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://getopenid.com/anadgouda" />

Now I can use ifacethoughts.net wherever OpenID is demanded. So convenient, and true!

Not yet Popular

The problem with OpenID has been that it is still not popular. Popular services that use OpenID can probably be counted with your fingers. In spite of being one of the best in technical merit, benefit to the user and ease of operation, many have not picked it up. I attribute this to lack of knowledge and sometimes misconceptions. I want my OpenID! is setup as a community marketing home for OpenID, but I wonder how many know about it. There is also a centralised resource site called OpenID Enabled that has a lot of tools for developers.

I think it is a brilliant concept, but needs to be popularlised, needs to reach the common man on the Web. Such concepts will not be useful unless they are popular and are adopted by a lot of services. Maybe a starting a blog can help.

Discussion [Participate or Link]

  1. More OpenID on iface thoughts said:

    […] Sam Ruby provides complete introduction to OpenID. I wrote about it on last day of the last year, when I started using my blog as my identity. But Sam has given further illustrations of hosting the identity on your own server without much effort, and explains why not to do it. The real downside [of using another server] is privacy. It gives somebody else partial information about a portion of your online habits. And much of the information that they don’t have is readily discoverable. […]

  2. OpenID Through Yahoo! on iface thoughts said:

    […] is a good boost for OpenID. Sam Sethi tried idproxy.net and hints that the big players like Yahoo, Google and MSN should […]

  3. OpenID And Phishing on iface thoughts said:

    […] Becker discusses increasing popularity of OpenID, and phishing. The concept behind OpenID is that your identity for various sites gets controlled through your OpenID provider which is just […]

  4. Microsoft Supporting OpenID on iface thoughts said:

    […] is specifically going to work with JanRain, Sxip and Verisign towards using information cards with OpenID. It will be great it this also includes using OpenID for various Microsoft services. OpenID is […]

  5. Easier OpenID on iface thoughts said:

    […] about FreeYourID. The steps of creating and OpenID and then integrating it with your own URL are two different steps. FreeYourID can help you if you find that geekish or simply too much hassle. It also makes OpenID […]

  6. AOL Picks Up OpenID on iface thoughts said:

    […] to be causing a lot of waves. AOL now supports OpenID. Every AOL/AIM user now automatically has a OpenID and Sam Ruby has already verified it. It is still not all the way I think, reading into John […]

  7. Wordpress.com Enables OpenID on iface thoughts said:

    […] this means is that the WordPress.com bloggers, about 750,000 at the time of this writing, are now OpenID enabled. They can use many services without having to remember any more username/password […]

  8. Vinod Ponmanadiyil said:

    I use my Blog address as the OpenID.

  9. Abhijit Nadgouda said:

    It is convenient, isn’t it!

  10. The CommentPower (SezWho) Solution on iface thoughts said:

    […] the same profile. An interesting thought currently in my mind is integration of CommentPower and OpenID, but it is just a thought […]

  11. Facebook To Turn Its Face The Other Way | iface thoughts said:

    […] it good? Will it work? You never know. Maybe Facebook should start supporting OpenID. But maybe this might start off a new trend, making an about turn from the […]

  12. France’s Orange Will Provide OpenID | iface thoughts said:

    […] Recordon liveblogs from Digital ID World to inform that Orange SA is providing OpenID to all its subscribers, about 40 million or so. We have seen AOL do the same thing. […]

  13. oAuth Brings Open Authentication | iface thoughts said:

    […] have been using and seeing advantages of OpenID. It has seen its share of criticism, and a lot of it comes from the fact that OpenID is about […]

  14. Google Brings OpenID To Blogger | iface thoughts said:

    […] your Yahoo! account. Do not get discouraged if you have a self-hosted blog, it is quite easy to use it as your OpenID […]

  15. Debashish said:

    For those who would like to learn about Open ID in Hindi, our blogzine Nirantar had published a primer on the subject in Dec 2006. The URL is http://www.nirantar.org/1206/nidhi/openid.

  16. Abhijit Nadgouda said:

    Thanks for the link Debashish.

  17. OPEN GIGA said:

    Informative post and thanks once again to share with us.

  18. OpenID « Kids Digital World - Exploring didactics in Social Informatics and distance learning said:

    […] OpenID is described as “an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. OpenID starts with the concept that anyone can identify themselves on the Internet the same way websites do-with a URI (also called a URL or web address). Since URIs are at the very core of Web architecture, they provide a solid foundation for user-centric identity.” (Source: ifacethoughts) […]

  19. MENODEROFLOBE said:

    Was ist das?

  20. web hosting service provider said:

    I want to say you heartiest thanks for this post. You have said my hearts word I really forget last one when I used next one. I am confirm this Open ID recover me from this problem.

  21. anurag said:

    excellent////////

  22. momblogsociety.com said:

    Great info. Lucky me I ran across your website by chance
    (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

  23. Juegos Online Gratis said:

    whoah this weblog is great i like studying your posts. Keep up the good work!
    You recognize, a lot of individuals are searching round for this information, you
    can help them greatly.

  24. VigRX said:

    Leemeloye noxoeytaa VigRX iwejjiejo eauyalo!

  25. hypnosis for fear of flying said:

    Yes! Finally something about More Help.

  26. huffingtonpost.com said:

    huffingtonpost.com

    OpenID And Make Your Website URL Your Identity | iface thoughts

  27. healthy ground beef recipes said:

    You are so interesting! I do not think I’veread a single thing like that before.
    So wonderful to discover somebody wiyh some genuine thoughts on this
    topic. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site
    is onne thing that is needed on the web, someone with some
    originality!

  28. ??? ?????? said:

    ??????,??????,??? ??????,????? ??????,???? ??????

    http://www.drdchati.com

    ??? ?????? : ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ??????? ????????? ??????????? ?????????? ???? ????
    ??????? ??? ????? ????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ????
    ???????? ??????? ???????? ????????? ????????? ???? ????? ??????
    ??? ????? ?????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???????? ???? ?????? ?????? .

  29. greenhoodies.net said:

    Nice answer back in return of this question with firm
    arguments and explaining all on the topic of that.

  30. pure body cleanse weight loss said:

    Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a superb article… but what can I
    say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  31. https://malajzija.ru/info.php?a=construccion+piscinas+en+barcelona+a+hrefhttpwww.???????.xn--p1aicomponentk2itemlistuser20516.htmlSimplemente+haga+clic+en+la+siguiente+pgina+weba said:

    Y si se empeñan en acero negro hago una anotación firmada por la
    propiedad en el libro de órdenes (a fin de que lo sepassss!).

  32. Income academy online Review said:

    Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful info particularly the remaining section :) I take care of such info a lot.
    I used to be looking for this certain information for a long time.
    Thanks and good luck.

  33. cheap t shirts printing said:

    Yes! Finally something about custom t shirts
    cheap.

  34. design your own t shirts said:

    Excellent, what a website it is! This weblog gives valuable
    facts to us, keep it up.

  35. tee shirt printers said:

    Hello friends, good paragraph and nice urging commented here, I am in fact enjoying by these.

  36. tshirt custom said:

    Good blog you have here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  37. personal shopper san francisco personal assistant san francisco concierge san francisco san francisco concierge concierge service san francisco concierge services san francisco san francisco personal assistant san francisco personal shopper personal conci said:

    We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done
    a formidable job and our entire community will
    be thankful to you.

  38. Williams said:

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks
    for the information!

  39. kumpulan motivasi sukses said:

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also
    go to see this web site on regular basis to get updated from most recent
    information.

  40. Auralux Skin said:

    I’ll immediately grasp your rss feed as I
    can not to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or
    e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me recognize so that I may
    subscribe. Thanks.

  41. summersolstice2015.net said:

    In Jewish custom, it is referred to as Tekufat Tammuz, the solstice associated with the thirty days Tammuz, and legend has actually
    it that, on this specific time, no-one has a shadow.

  42. fifa 16 coins generator said:

    exe”Gozi Trojan is one kind of threat used to provide cyber hackers with the access to the deep of the system and drop further complicated malware onto the computer.
    The worse thing is that the redirect shows you unknown and unsafe links are associated with malicious programs, fake antivirus, or some other potential threats.
    Recently, Blogger changed its terms of use and banned
    all adult websites from its directory.

  43. Jolene said:

    Most common capacities are 5000 litres, 10000 litres, and 20000 litres.
    * Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, “Every action of our lives touches on. The most popular types and styles of these include the following:.

  44. stay and get tricky,stay and get really hard acquire,stay and get tough no cost,stay and get tough pdf,get and stay tricky review,get and stay tricky reviews,how you can get and stay difficult,ways to stay and get really hard in a natural way,Jack Grave s said:

    Hello, i feel that i noticed stay and get tricky,stay and get really hard acquire,stay and get tough no cost,stay and get tough pdf,get and stay tricky review,get and stay tricky reviews,how you can get and stay difficult,ways to stay and get really hard in a natural way,Jack Grave stay and get hard,stay and get really hard Jack Grave,stay and get challenging guide,stay and get tough electronic book obtain,get and stay tricky e-book totally free obtain,get and stay hard pdf download and install,get and stay tough pdf file free of charge down load,Jack Grave get and stay difficult e-book,Jack Grave stay and get difficult electronic book down load,Jack Grave stay and get difficult electronic book free of charge download,Jack Grave stay and get tough pdf file acquire,Jack Grave get and stay difficult pdf no cost obtain,Jack Grave stay and get really hard review,Jack Grave get and stay tricky reviews,stay and get difficult Jack Grave guide,stay and get difficult Jack Grave e-book down load,stay and get hard Jack Grave electronic book totally free acquire,get and stay tricky Jack Grave pdf download,stay and get really hard Jack Grave pdf free of charge download,get and stay tough Jack Grave review,stay and get hard Jack Grave reviews,click the link get and stay tricky guide,click on now get and stay tricky electronic book get,go here stay and get tricky e book cost-free obtain,check out now get and stay hard pdf file get,perspective on this page get and stay really hard pdf cost-free get,check out now stay and get really hard review,see now get and stay difficult reviews,get and stay tough site,stay and get tough website,stay and get really hard blog site,get and stay challenging website page,get and stay challenging review site,stay and get tough review web site,get and stay really hard review blog,stay and get challenging review web site,Jack Grave get and stay challenging internet site,Jack Grave get and stay hard web-site,Jack Grave get and stay challenging blogging site,Jack Grave stay and get tough website page,Jack Grave get and stay hard review site,Jack Grave stay and get challenging review site,Jack Grave get and stay hard review website,Jack Grave get and stay difficult review page,get and stay hard Jack Grave site,stay and get hard Jack Grave web-site,stay and get really hard Jack Grave weblog,get and stay difficult Jack Grave webpage,get and stay difficult Jack Grave review web site,get and stay hard Jack Grave review site,get and stay difficult Jack Grave review site,get and stay hard Jack Grave review website page,click this link stay and get really hard web site,just click now get and stay tricky internet site,visit now get and stay tough website,check out here get and stay tricky page,click the link stay and get really hard review site,click here stay and get tricky review site,check out listed here get and stay difficult review blog,view now get and stay difficult review website page,get and stay tough web-site just click here,get and stay hard web page please click now,stay and get really hard website visit here,get and stay difficult page see now,get and stay difficult review internet site visit now,stay and get really hard review web site click here,get and stay tough review blogging site see on this page,get and stay tricky review website page look at in this article
    visited my weblog so i came to return the prefer?.I’m attempting to in finding things to enhance my site!I
    guess its ok to use some of your concepts!!

  45. print your own tshirt said:

    Thanks , I’ve just been searching for info approximately this subject for
    ages and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon till now.

    However, what concerning the bottom line? Are you certain concerning the supply?

  46. 3d movies coming soon to theater said:

    3d movies coming soon to theater

    OpenID And Make Your Website URL Your Identity | iface thoughts

  47. ??? ??????? ????? said:

    http://www.misr7.com/

    ??? ??? ????? ???,????? ??????? ?????????,????? ???????? ??????,??????
    ??????? ????????,???? ???????,????? ?????,??? ??????? ?????,??? ????? ?????,???? ????? ??????? ????????,????? ???????,?????
    ????????,????? ????,???????

  48. custom clothes said:

    It’s in fact very complex in this busy life to listen news on Television, thus I simply use world wide web for that purpose, and get the latest news.

  49. Rival Kingdoms Age of Ruin Hack said:

    Every weekend i used to visit this site, for the reason that i
    want enjoyment, since this this site conations actually nice
    funny stuff too.

  50. android 4g k?l?f said:

    android 4g k?l?f

    OpenID And Make Your Website URL Your Identity | iface thoughts

  51. t shirt creator said:

    I pay a quick visit each day some blogs and sites to
    read content, except this blog offers quality based writing.

  52. card Game euchre said:

    I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking
    for. Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write about here.

    Again, awesome web log!

  53. Beverly said:

    We had better use Msconfig or ask help from Windows optimization. In other words, structures would be
    designed or modified to collect the natural rainfall that falls
    onto the property, purify it and then store it in cisterns until the water is needed by the occupants of the building.
    It is not known what prompted officials to drain that specific septic tank looking for Noah’s body.

  54. commercial insurance houston said:

    Appreciation to my father who informed me
    about this webpage, this website is really remarkable.

  55. Jose said:

    Remarkable! Its genuinely amazing piece of writing, I have got much clear idea concerning from this article.

  56. kindersitze test said:

    I don’t leave a response, however I read a few of the responses on this page OpenID And Make Your Website URL Your
    Identity | iface thoughts. I do have a couple of questions for you
    if you do not mind. Could it be just me or does it look like like some of the
    responses look like they are left by brain dead individuals?
    😛 And, if you are writing on additional online sites, I’d
    like to follow you. Could you list of all of all your public sites like your Facebook page,
    twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  57. kindersitz test 2015 said:

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!
    Extremely useful information specially the last section :) I take
    care of such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a long
    time. Thanks and good luck.

  58. facebook said:

    Approximately 5% of most cases of neonatal HSV disease derive from in utero transmission.

  59. kado bayi said:

    Exhaust from the combustion process is filtered to render emissions less harmful to the environment.
    Trying to find out how much your car insurance will cost is no longer a difficult
    thing to do. Is it any wonder that talking on cell phones causes so many accidents.

  60. best computer speakers best computer speakers 2014 best computer speakers under 100 best computer speakers under 50 best computer speakers with subwoofer best computer speakers 2015 best computer speakers for music the best computer speakers best computer said:

    There is certainly a lot to learn about this subject.
    I really like all of the points you’ve made.

    Feel free to surf to my blog: best computer speakers best computer speakers 2014 best computer speakers under 100 best computer speakers under 50 best computer speakers with subwoofer best computer speakers 2015 best computer speakers for music the best computer speakers best computer speakers under 200 what are the best computer speakers best computer speakers for the money best computer speakers 2.1 best computer speakers for gaming best computer speakers under $100 best computer speakers with bass best computer speakers with subwoofer reviews best computer speakers for bass best computer speakers under 150 best computer speakers for the price best computer speakers 5.1 best computer speakers 2013 best computer speakers review best computer speakers bass 10 best computer speakers best wireless computer speakers

  61. meilleur tv led said:

    Quality articles is the main to be a focus for the visitors to pay a quick visit the site, that’s what this web
    site is providing.

  62. star wars commander cheats.zip said:

    This tool provides unlimited Gems to your sport account on all mobile devices with iOS and
    Android.

Say your thought!

If you want to use HTML you can use these tags: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <abbr>, <code>, <blockquote>. Closing the tags will be appreciated as this site uses valid XHTML.

freshthoughts

contactme

Abhijit Nadgouda
iface Consulting
India
+91 9819820312
My bookmarks

badgesand...

This is the weblog of Abhijit Nadgouda where he writes down his thoughts on software development and related topics. You are invited to subscribe to the feed to stay updated or check out more subscription options. Or you can choose to browse by one of the topics.