Stefan Hayden

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It’s been about a week (was it two?) since I added a normal registration with username and password to Books I Am Reading. Based on the people who hate OpenID I would have guessed that OpenID registration would have plummited. In fact it has stayed strong. Obviously OpenID has a stronger user base then you might think.

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I would, without a doubt, unequivocally, every time, chose to go with OpenID vs. a traditional login/password.

With that said I would take full advantage of OpenID, starting with the fact that I get to chose my provider. Not all OpenID providers are equal, I work for Vidoop and we have an OpenID provider at http://myvidoop.com that aims to help you eliminate passwords altogether.

myVidoop offers a two factor authentication solution using our ImageShield technology that requires no passwords. We also have a browser plugin for managing your traditional logins/passwords, support OpenID delegation and have lots of other neat features.

claimID, Verisign, and others listed at http://openid.net/get are solid providers as well.

I do not think people hate OpenID, they just hate the current implementations. It is a testament to the technology that adoption has continued to increase so steadily w/o good usability and a super compelling use case. With all of these issues are being worked on it should not be long now before we see the open web really take form.

Cheers,
Kevin

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I’m attempting to become a convert to OpenID, but have to confess I am not there yet!

I’ve gone so far as to do the DNS boogis and make my site an affiliate, but I have yet to get my Chyrp! powered blog logging in OK, so that is a stumbling block. I pinched some of your code from booksiamreading, but even I can see that’s not quite right for a chyrp login – any chance of a pointer or two? Don’t sweat it though, just thought I would chip in since you are interested. (didactic.me if you want to check it out)

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