OpenID Is The Future, Ask Me Why

If you’re not familiar with OpenID and you would like to be, this slideshow lays it out so clearly and quickly that you don’t really need audio to go with it. It covers the what, why, and where so you know why you should not be building another username and password system for your web application or if you already have why you should add OpenID as an alternative.

If you’ve already got an existing user account system in place and you want to add the ability for new users to sign up with their OpenIDs or for existing users to switch to their OpenIDs then A Recipe for OpenID-Enabling Your Site by Plaxo should be a helpful roadmap of issues and design considerations. Plaxo recently did an OpenID makeover on their own site and this should be helpful to you.

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