OpenID re-activated

By | 2008/01/30

After a few updates on the plugin that I’m using and a bit more testing I have re-activated the OpenID plugin for WordPress.  If you’re an OpenID user please let me know if you run into any issues.  I have tested with my identity and it seems to be working well enough..

If you haven’t yet started using OpenID you may want to take a look at:

OpenID

MyOpenID

6 thoughts on “OpenID re-activated

  1. Roger Wheatley

    Nice post!

    Question: I’ve been looking for “tuts” on how to install an openID server on a VPS. So far, what I’ve found does not really guide individuals in implementing a server. Do you (or anyone) have any info or contacts that can provide effective articles, tuts, guides? Seems to me, openID could provide better information (in that respect). :-)

    Thanks!

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  2. Tobias Weisserth

    Just until a couple of days ago I didn’t know what OpenID is. Now I know. And I absolutely reject it, because it’s dangerous and useless. It’s nothing more than a geek-toy project with a lot of negative side effects.

    I am however a bit disappointed that the author of this blog seems to have fallen for this hype as well. Proclaiming he “is into cryptography” and such, I assumed he likes to stay in control of his personal data and protect it the best way he sees fit. On the other hand, people using this OpenID scam (YES, it’s a scam!) act the other way around. But suit yourself. Be a lemming and go after OpenID. Security aware and most of all privacy aware people know better.

    I already blogged this, there’s also another very interesting link inside. Be aware that my blog is SSL encrypted using a CAcert certificate. In Ubuntu there is a package to import the missing root certificate:

    “sudo apt-get install ca-certificates”

    Take a look at this blog entry how to set it up:

    http://blog.thedebianuser.org/?p=286

    If you’re still with me (yes, I know, security is cumbersome…) you might want to check this out on OpenID:

    https://www.weisserth.eu/blog/index.php/2008/02/14/openid-is-useless/

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  3. Isaac Z. Schlueter

    @Tobias Weisserth

    Well, OpenID is really only problematic in one sense: for most people at least, it involves entrusting your login information to a party that you don’t control.

    If, however, you run/control your own OpenID provider, then it puts the control in the user’s hands, and that’s a good thing. While Yahoo or AOL or Livejournal probably won’t disappear any time soon, if I don’t control it, I don’t really own it.

    There is some really exciting stuff happening in this area. Check out http://chi.mp and http://ownyouridentity.com

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