Website authentications are not regulated on the Internet which means that every website or service practically uses their own authentication that only uses on their site but not on other sites on the Internet.
OpenID tries to change that by giving users one ID that they can use to sign up for many different websites and services. Many major websites and companies already supported OpenID including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, MySpace, Wordpress and AOL.
It basically means that users who have, say a Gmail account, can use the information from that account to sign up for Facebook. This works either by connecting the two services (sign in to your Google Account to create a Facebook login) or by using a specific user name (for instance your Google profile URL) to sign up for another service.
The main benefits of OpenID are an accelerated sign up process, greater control over the online identity and better security.
You'll find bloggers talking about OpenID at sites like those run by Don Martelli and Ben Werdmuller.
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A fourth set of release candidates for the upcoming OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts has been released. Changes since the third release candidates mostly consist of editorial improvements. There were only two changes that will result in changes to implementations. The first was replacing the ...2 weeks ago
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Following recent security failures by Twitter, Foursquare and others, the concept of double login is now becoming a Big Thing. But the very idea of a login is fast becoming the biggest issue and vulnerability of the internet. Like many organisations, at TVE weve implemented OAuth and OpenID, which means that users ...3 weeks ago
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