[wp-hackers] Single sign-on with Wordpress & Mediawiki

Travis Snoozy ai2097 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Oct 31 04:21:27 GMT 2007

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:52:56 -0500, Jacob <wordpress at santosj.name>

> I think we should move one to implementing this solution for
> WordPress and/or WordPress Mu. Or taking an existing plugin and
> positioning it into the core.

It looks like there's a plugin for WordPress at least[1] (though I
haven't installed it to test, yet). I see one that looks like a
provider for Mu[2], but not a consumer (again, haven't tested).

> I think the census from a while back was that this wasn't ever going
> to happen, but now that WordPress.com has it, I think the argument
> for it might stand now.

Hmm, looks like WordPress.com is an OpenID provider (I didn't know
that!), but I don't know if they're a consumer (I don't have an OpenID
nor a WordPress.com account to test; I don't particularly want
either :p). In any case, you're right -- being a provider at the very
least is leverage for getting the consumer part in.

Note that this still doesn't change the fact that users have to
separately authenticate with each service on your site (even if they're
all OpenID-enabled, and even if all the user has to do is enter their
OpenID URL). So, the "site-wide SSO" issue still stands, even though
it's less obnoxious :).


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[1] http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/openid/
[2] http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mu-open-id/

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