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Opening up

By davebirch posted Jan 13 2007 at 9:41 AM

[Dave Birch] What with OpenID appearing to gain momentum as a simple, distributed, good-enough single sign-on for the Internet, I thought it would see how long it takes to set up an openid and successfully log in to a site with it.  Answer: 5 minutes.  Here's how...

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I followed the instructions, as apparently many others did, as Simon Willison's blog

  • First of all I went to Verisign and set up an OpenID account in their Personal Identity Provider (PIP) service.
  • Then I fired up Dreamweaver and added these links to header of my home page at www.dgwbirch.com

      href="https://pip.verisignlabs.com/serverl">

      href="http://dgwbirch.pip.versignlabs.com"
  • I went over to Zooomr and logged in using my new OpenID "http://dgwbirch.pip.verisignlabs.com" -- and it worked first time.

Next task: I'll see if I can set up an OpenID log in somewhere in my web site and will report back!

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