Yahoo announces support for OpenID

Posted by Dan on Jan 17, 2008 @ 9:38 AM

Yahoo announced that they're supporting the OpenID standard for a universal log-in. This could go a long way for more web site adopting OpenID. The idea of a single log-in that you can use on any website is a noble goal.

I'm not sure I'd ever use a global login account on important websites (such as those dealing with financial information,) but for general information based sites this would be a welcome improvement to managing tons of log-ins and passwords.

Categories: HTML/ColdFusion, Technology


  • Google has something called Single Sign On with their webauth API. I have only played with the Google webauth for accessing spreadsheet and calendar data. But not the SSO portion. One really slick thing that Google does is called AuthSubRequest. Personally I like this better than the SSO concept. In a nutshell it jumps you over to, you login on their site and it sends back a token that you can store for future use. That way you never worry about storing passwords.

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