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Companies and OpenID

by on Apr.15, 2009, under Personal

What is wrong with OpenID, 

Well nothing actually, you can have multiple identities, sign in on several websites using that identity.  And if you don't trust a third party with your login credentials it is also very easy to setup your very own OpenID server.

Than what went wrong. well, lately several companies started to claim to support OpenID. For instance, your gmail, yahoo, hyves accounts (and soon windows live) are now OpenID identities. They all provide you with an identity but none of them allows you to another identity to sign on their sites. This completely defeats the purpose. If I wanted an identity, there are already tons of sites that will provide me one. It would be far more usefull if they would actually allow me to log in using an openid.

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