Jan 25, 2007

What is my ID on the Web?

There is a problem in the web today...creating profiles again & again.

Do you forget your ID on a web site? Do you forgot a password on a website? Do you use the same password on more than one website?

Isn't it sounds like a familiar to all of us? STOP WORRYING ABOUT THIS!

The folks @ OpenID are doing a great job. Your ID is a URI. For example, it will be http://someID.someDOMAIN.com. Then you can use this ID everywhere, no need to create profiles in the websites that supports OpenID.

How can I create a OpenID profile? If you are an advanced user(aka geek), then you can setup yourself one...For normal users, there are many providers:
http://pip.verisignlabs.com/
http://www.myopenid.com/

If you see a website that accepts OpenID, like
http://www.zooomr.com/,
then you can use your OpenID that you created to log in to the website.

You can also control how much/what information you want to share with the web properties! Isn't cool? Yes.

Here is a 5 min Google video, that explains this process well.

2 Comments:

At 2/27/2007 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool but do the end user control the info that each consumer would see?

 
At 2/28/2007 11:51 AM, Blogger Uday said...

I think the idea is to allow the consumers to control, how much & what information that they wish to share...

more importantly, it solves the purpose of having multiple id/password in the web.

HTH,
Uday.

 

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