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Group Membership Protocol Endpoint on LiveJournal. “All LiveJournal users and communities have their friend or member lists exposed via group membership protocol.” # 18th August 2007, 12:56 pm

Thoughts on the Social Graph. I think social network portability will happen within the next year. # 17th August 2007, 11:47 pm

A Change of Pace. David Recordon is heading back to Six Apart as Open Platforms Tech Lead, where it looks like he might get to work on social network portability. # 17th August 2007, 11:46 pm

VeriSign’s SeatBelt OpenID plugin for Firefox. The first good example of browser integration for OpenID. It catches phishing attempts by watching out for rogue OpenID consumers that don’t redirect to the right place. # 17th August 2007, 5:37 pm

Windows Live ID Web Authentication Released! Passport lives again! Who’s going to be first to build an for it? # 17th August 2007, 10:20 am

OpenID: Great idea, bewildering consumer experience. Realistic, detailed look at the many usability problems that currently surround OpenID—and a good list of suggested fixes at the end. This is why I’ve been advocating OpenID as a tool for early adopters: they can help smooth out the experience for everyone else. # 17th August 2007, 10:07 am

Grab them eyeballs! Any cred at all! Excellent argument for why large OpenID consumers shouldn’t be worried that other large providers will turn evil and hold their users hostage. What counts is the account, not the credential. # 16th August 2007, 9:16 pm

AOL & OpenID—Status Update. It looks like they’re whitelisting a small list of providers for the moment. I’m not sure what this means for delegation. # 15th August 2007, 6:34 pm

OpenID Bootcamp Tutorial. Slides from the OpenID Bootcamp tutorial I gave this morning with David Recordon. # 25th July 2007, 12:39 am

One App, One User Account and Multiple OpenIDs. Dr Nic on allowing many OpenIDs to be associated with a single account. # 22nd July 2007, 9:42 pm

Wikispaces OpenID Support. You can create new accounts there, but they haven’t hooked up association with existing accounts yet (that’s coming soon). # 19th July 2007, 9:23 am

A Recipe for OpenID-Enabling Your Site. Detailed guide to setting your site up as an OpenID consumer from Plaxo, who just launched their OpenID implementation. It basically describes the design I’m using for the next release of django-openid. # 18th July 2007, 7:50 am

Does the idea of redefining the role of the Internet browser appeal to you? Do the terms HTTP, RSS, Microformats, and OpenID, excite you? If so, then this just might be the opportunity for you.

IE Team Job Ad # 18th July 2007, 7:43 am

Pibb Sign in page. Nice demonstration of an easier OpenID sign in page—lets you sign in with an AIM screenname or LiveJournal username instead (which uses OpenID under the hood). # 14th July 2007, 9:09 pm

Making OpenID really really easy. I’ve been thinking along very similar lines: OpenID providers can construct a user’s OpenID URL for them by asking for a site that they use (AOL / LiveJournal / WordPress etc) and their username on that service. # 13th July 2007, 7:28 am

An OpenID provider should catalogue the sites that a user logs into and automatically construct a homepage for them. That way, not only do the users have the convenience of having their favourite websites automatically bookmarked and readily available, but (with a little help from the consumers), they don’t have to log into the individual sites at all.

Bogtha # 13th July 2007, 7:26 am

Partial OpenID provider implementation from It’ll take a while to package up provider support for django-openid, but in the meantime here’s some partial, incomplete, poorly documented example code ripped from Hopefully this will give people trying to figure out the JanRain Python library a bit of a leg up. # 12th July 2007, 6:48 pm

OpenID support in Blinksale (via) Blinksale + Highrise + Basecamp means you can run your small business on OpenID. # 10th July 2007, 7:45 am

Proposal for foaf:openid property. It looks like OpenID will be added to the FOAF spec in the not so distant future. # 8th July 2007, 10:39 pm Nicely designed new local business review site, London only but going UK wide soon. OpenID enabled! # 4th July 2007, 8:24 pm

There is a problem of managing identity across the internet, so when I say Darren Waters I mean this person and all of the manifestations and representations and personas of that person. The ability to knit those together is a huge challenge and opportunity for us as an industry.

Bradley Horowitz # 1st July 2007, 8:54 am

A note about simple registration

Simple registration is an extension that allows OpenID consumers to ask your provider for extra information—your name, e-mail address, date of birth and so on.

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Appalachian. “Appalachian is a Firefox add-on that adds the ability to manage and use several OpenIDs to ease the login parts of your browsing experience.” # 30th June 2007, 1:36 pm

My Google Tech Talk on OpenID. I gave this extended and improved version of my “Implications of OpenID” talk at Google on Monday. Fast turnaround on the video! # 28th June 2007, 8 am

OpenID: Why, how, 37signals. 37signals just enabled OpenID on Basecamp as well as Highrise. This is their excellent attempt at explaining its benefits. # 28th June 2007, 1:38 am

Importing your social network from other sites. Dopplr now does this from GMail, Twitter, vCard or hCard and XFN. I’m convinced that contact import is a killer app for OpenID. # 26th June 2007, 1:46 am

Index of /drupal/modules/openid. Drupal’s OpenID implementation in CVS. # 26th June 2007, 12:26 am

Drupal 6 and OpenID. “The implementation is all Drupal native code—no third party libraries were used.” # 26th June 2007, 12:26 am

Crowd 1.1.0 Release Notes. Atlassian software are now offering a commercial OpenID provider, with the ability to hook in to an existing LDAP directory and some smart whitelist / blacklist options. # 21st June 2007, 8:29 am

VeriSign OpenID 1.1 Non-Assertion Covenant (via) VeriSign join Sun Microsystems in providing patent protection for OpenID. # 20th June 2007, 10:38 pm