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Open ID Integration

  1. singpolyma
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    It should at least be an option for sure.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. singpolyma
    Member

    12345

    IdP (as well as login) would be a good idea.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. Mark
    Member

    12345

    Only if optional. Not that useful to the significant (and growing) portion of the userbase that uses WP as a CMS.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Christiaan
    Member

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    What would also be very useful would be built in server capability. i.e. the ability to use your own domain for as a Open ID username.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. LostInNetwork
    Member

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    I have 57 web forum accounts... many of which I use regularly (but most of them are sleeping accounts with occasional use only).

    Keeping things manageable requires that most of these accounts share the same passphrase. That is unsafe.

    I guess something like the Open Id project would make my (and others) life easier.

    Hence, I would love to see Open Id as a built-in user authentication method in WordPress. Offering it as a plugin is not a solution. Not everybody understands to install this plugin (yet I need to use their systems), and Open Id is worth to be used world wide.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. relaxedguy
    Member

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    What about Windows Cardspace? Thats going to be used by a lot more people than OpenID.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. mshuler
    Member

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    @relaxedguy - your thought of using a proprietary, os-specific piece of software will not work for everyone. One of the beauties of OpenID is that I can use it on any architecture or platform, in any location, without installing any software - all I need is a browser.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja

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    I tried the VerseLogic openID plugin out, and I must say, I dislike it. A lot. It doesn't do anything I expect OpenID to actually do.

    What I want is something that will be an OpenID server.
    I want to use my own domain as my OpenID.
    I don't want to delegate out anything of any kind.
    I don't want people logging in with an OpenID to get a new WordPress user created for them.
    I do want them to be able to comment and have it fill in some of the fields like email address and name and such based on the OpenID transactions and such.

    OpenID just doesn't seem to do any of this. It seems very badly designed to me, and overly complex for what it does.

    When they work out the kinks and make it actually useful, then I say put it in the core. Not before.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. Leftblank
    Member

    12345

    Otto42, the VerseLogic plugin is just 'an implentation' of OpenID, like you said, creating new users for them isn't the most neat solution, but that's the way it's implanted on a a lot of websites, such as Technorati and Magnolia.

    You cán you use your own domain as your OpenID by putting in the delegate links, if you like you can also just point those at the own OpenID you could run on your server, either powered by PHP, Perl or another language. Not quite something WordPress has to be bothering with if you ask me.

    OpenID is complex indeed, the only way to make it work for a lot of things.

    It's got my vote for an official plugin though, wonderful project - it's so far the best way to get rid of the various signups required to comment on WordPress blogs, not to mention all the fields you've got to fill in if it's anonymous posting. My +1.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. VxJasonxV
    Member

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    mshuler,
    I think what relaxedguy was talking about is http://www.identityblog.com/?p=668
    :)
    Which means that supporting OpenID supports CardSpace (in theory).

    If that's not what you meant, relaxedguy, you should read me link too.

    Otto42,
    The plugin you used is an identity CONSUMING plugin. Which is indeed specific to WordPress.
    You want to find an OpenID SERVER, which is not unique to WordPress.

    Check out http://siege.org/projects/phpMyID/
    I think you'll like it.

    I respectfully ask that you change your rating, as your comment is not from within the scope of this Idea.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory