What is an OpenID?

12/07/2009 16:57:27
tags: OpenID

OpenID is a mechanism for authenticating individuals using a decentralized approach. Please review the link for more information, as I would almost certainly not give a clear explanation.

For this site, however, it means that I don’t actually store any database of users to authenticate against for submitting comments. You can log in using any (as far as I know) valid OpenID that follows the standard. You may already have an OpenID, since various services are already configured to serve as an OpenID provider.

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