URL-based identity with OpenID

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Slides from a seven minute OpenID in a nutshell presentation at the Being-Digital conference, presented on the 10th of June 2008.

Slides from a seven minute OpenID in a nutshell presentation at the Being-Digital conference, presented on the 10th of June 2008.

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  • 1. URL-based identity with Simon Willison / simonwillison.net Being-Digital 10th June 2008
  • 2. ?
  • 3. ? Windows Live ID
  • 4. Centralised SSO betrays the principles of the Web
  • 5. OpenID is a decentralised mechanism for SSO
  • 6. With OpenID 2.0, you just have to specify your provider
  • 7. OpenID lets you prove that you own a given URL
  • 8. Upcoming last.fm
  • 9. Common misconceptions • OpenID complements your existing user database; it doesn’t replace it • Spammers have OpenIDs too! You still need to take your own measures to verify the morality of your users • Having your eggs in one basket means you can take extra steps to protect that basket
  • 10. Hardware tokens