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[Plugin: WP-OpenID] OpenID overrides website in profile?

  • Greetings,

    I want to use OpenID to login to my self-hosted WordPress blog, as my host does not support SSL, and I feel a bit iffy about sending login data over the internet in the clear. VeriSign’s PIP OpenID service supports SSL and certificate-based logins, so I’d ideally like to use that.

    I installed and configured the WP-OpenID plugin, and things seem to work as expected with one exception: the OpenID URL (in my case, it’s [username].pip.verisignlabs.com) overrides the existing website in my user profile.

    This is a Bad Thing, as I don’t want to include this URL in comments I post. It’s not because the OpenID URL contains sensitive information (it doesn’t — there’s no publicly-viewable information there at all), but simply because I’d rather include a URL that points to my actual website, rather than to my OpenID URL.

    Is there any way to setup WP-OpenID simply for logging in to the administrative interface of my blog? At the very least, is it possible to not have WP-OpenID override the website in my profile?

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  • You can add a link elements to your homepage’s header:

    <link rel="openid.delegate" href="[username].pip.verisignlabs.com" />

    That ought to do do it with a redirect. 🙂

    overriding the profile URL is designed to prevent someone from spoofing a comment as someone else. The current version of the plugin (v3.0) does include an OpenID provider now, so you should be able to simply set your own site as a verified OpenID, and then set it as your profile URL.

    This is crazy.

    I don’t understand how forcing a profile URL prevents spoofing. It is one thing for me to use my gmail identity to access WordPress. It is another to require me to make my openID my URL.

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