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Interviewing Simon Willison about OpenID. I sat down with Vikram Kumar at Webstock to talk about OpenID, and the video is now online. # 30th March 2008, 6:40 pm

The real roadblocks to data portability on social networks. A bunch of smart questions posed by Facebook’s Dave Morin. This is why I think data portability is the wrong framing—moving data between sites is really hard. Importing social relationships between sites is much more viable (hence my interest in social network portability). Also, the complaints about systems sharing e-mail addresses are neatly addressed by using OpenID as the GUID for a user instead. OpenIDs can’t be spammed. # 26th March 2008, 7:53 pm

Clickpass. Peter Nixey’s new OpenID startup has finally launched—does a great job of making OpenID more approachable with a clean, well designed UI and a neat orange button. # 11th March 2008, 4:47 pm

Snipperoo now supports OpenID. It’s a really clean implementation, and they’ve given it prominent placement on their homepage. # 28th March 2007, 5:05 pm

Beginner’s guide to OpenID phishing (via) Excellent primer on the phishing problem, which concludes that phishing can only be solved by moving away from usernames and passwords entirely. # 23rd March 2007, 9:22 pm

ANN: PHP OpenID 1.2.2 released. Includes a fix to a bug that was causing some consumers to be incompatible with the WordPress.com OpenID provider. If you’re using this in a PHP OpenID consumer you should upgrade now. # 23rd March 2007, 8:33 pm

Highrise: Early stats, Cases for all, the new Solo plan, and more disk space! 9% of signups came in through OpenID, and they’ve opened up cases to everyone fixing my number one complaint about the service. Great job! # 23rd March 2007, 1:44 am

Vitamin Interviews: Simon Willison. Bobbie Johnson pointed a camera at me after my Future of Web Apps talk and interviewed me for eight minutes on OpenID. # 23rd March 2007, 1:41 am

Iusethis now supports OpenID for authentication. A great example of a site I probably wouldn’t have tried out if it hadn’t supported OpenID. # 21st March 2007, 1:11 am

Highrise. The new online contact manager from 37signals—exactly the tool I need for managing my freelancing, and it even accepts OpenID. # 19th March 2007, 10:39 pm

OmniTI_OpenID. OmniTI’s PHP OpenID 1.1 consumer library. Much less full featured than the JanRain library, but it’s good to have more than one. # 18th March 2007, 1:15 am

What is OpenID Good For? Dare Obasanjo provides some smart responses to Tim Bray’s criticisms of OpenID, including a good angle on the phishing problem. # 14th March 2007, 10:12 am

My Future of Web Apps talk as a slidecast

The team at Carson Systems have a pretty quick turnaround on their podcasts; they’ve had full recordings of every speaker up for a few days now. I spent a bunch of time over the weekend splicing the recording of my talk together with my slides, and the result is now available at The Future of OpenID (a slidecast).

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Ficlets (via) AOL’s first application to launch on Rails, and their first application to accept OpenIDs as well as AOL screen names. # 10th March 2007, 5:41 pm

OpenID Server Integrated with CAS. Case Western Reserve University now provides an OpenID for every network account holder. # 10th March 2007, 8:48 am

Relying Party Best Practices. Proposed guidelines for OpenID consumers from Martin Atkins, currently under discussion on the mailing list. # 7th March 2007, 11:45 pm

37 Signals’ next app Highrise will support OpenID. I can’t wait to see how the 37 Signals team deal with the UI challenges involved in supporting OpenID logins. # 7th March 2007, 9:23 am

OpenID on WordPress.com. My first project launch as a freelancer. You can now use your WordPress.com blog as an OpenID. # 6th March 2007, 8:41 pm

phpbb-openid: Your AIM screen name is your OpenID. Log in to a phpBB board with an AOL OpenID and it will try to associate your OpenID with an account that lists that AIM in the profile. This is the kind of behaviour I talked about in my FOWA talk. # 6th March 2007, 7:57 am

The Beauty Of The Diffie-Hellman Protocol. Some useful explanations here. Diffie-Hellman is used by OpenID to establish a shared secret between the provider and the consumer. # 1st March 2007, 10:08 pm