[wp-hackers] GSoC 2009 Ideas: Open ID integration with Wordpress
& Template Versioning
esvidy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 07:57:59 GMT 2009
Thanks for all the feedback. Yes I do think being a provider of OpenID is
indeed useful for Wordpress and other modes of integration might atleast
seem to be a bit less useful at the moment because of low usage numbers. So
yeah I guess I will focus on my other ideas. Thanks !
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:07 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> True. I think this is because it generally doesn't make any sense to
> be an OpenID consumer, for a lot of cases. All it really adds is
> I mean, what does being a consumer get you, as a programmer of a
> webapp? Not much. You still have to store your own user data for that
> user. If you didn't have any user data to store, then why bother
> having them authenticate at all? Whereas being a provider gets you
> quite a lot. If you've already got a user authentication system, then
> becoming a provider is relatively straightforward. And now you know
> what other services your users are using, if you care to know that
> info (good stuff for marketing purposes).
> The whole OpenID standard just strikes me as a solution in search of a
> problem. Not the whole single-sign-on idea, that is still a problem.
> But the need to tie your identity to a specific provider is still
> there. You don't use usernames and passwords anymore, you need to use
> a URL, which is a new and complex idea for a lot of folks. Etc, etc...
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Eric Marden <wp at xentek.net> wrote:
> > On Mar 31, 2009, at 3:03 AM, scribu wrote:
> >> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Eric Marden <wp at xentek.net> wrote:
> >>> WordPress.com is already an OpenID provider, and has been for quite
> >>>> some time: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2007/03/06/openid/
> >>> And yet you still can't login to WP.com with OpenID...
> >> Of course not: You can't use OpenID to login to the OpenID provider
> >> itself.
> > I don't use the OpenID provided by wordpress.com (since I only use it
> > Akismet/Stats API Keys anyway and don't have a blog URL with the
> > But this goes back to my point that there are a ton of providers but
> > any consumers.
> > - Eric Marden
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