OpenID 101

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This is a basic outline of how typical OpenID works.

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OpenID 101

  1. 1. Kaliya Hamlin Identity Woman @identitywoman identitywoman.net skype:identitywoman AIM/e-mail:kaliya@mac.com co-founder, co-producer and the facilitator of the INTERNET IDENTITY WORKSHOP Thursday, September 10, 2009
  2. 2. The “open stack” Thursday, September 10, 2009
  3. 3. OpenID OpenID.net Thursday, September 10, 2009
  4. 4. OpenID creates an integrated and wholistic “online life” (identity) replacing the fragmentation that is created by maintaining 100-300 different accounts for different online services and the necessity to create a new one at every website that requires a login. Can you imagine how much easier and more pleasant community life would be if we could reduce the number of identifiers and handles to a manageable number – say under ten. Thursday, September 10, 2009
  5. 5. Different persona’s for one user that could each have a different OpenID URL. Thursday, September 10, 2009
  6. 6. The user goes to a website Thursday, September 10, 2009
  7. 7. Traditionally the user is presented with the opportunity Login with a user-name and password Thursday, September 10, 2009
  8. 8. user name/password is replaced with OpenID login box The user enters a URL they control - like their blog URL or from a provider. * Newer user interfaces allow user to pick Open ID provider they might have like Google,Yahoo, Myspace, Facebook, AOL etc... Thursday, September 10, 2009
  9. 9. The website the user is logging into redirects the user to where their URL Thursday, September 10, 2009
  10. 10. The user is asked to authenticate Thursday, September 10, 2009
  11. 11. The user responds with a password (or other additional methods of authentication like a token) Thursday, September 10, 2009
  12. 12. Authentication is successful! The site with the user’s URL redirects the user back to the the user is website they are logging into. logged in Thursday, September 10, 2009
  13. 13. Who’s In? Corporate Members: • Facebook - Luke Shepard • Google - Eric Sachs • IBM - Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam • Microsoft - Michael B. Jones Community Members: • PayPal - Andrew Nash • Brian Kissel (JanRain) • VeriSign - Gary Krall • Chris Messina (independent) • Yahoo! - Raj Mata • David Recordon (Six Apart) • Joseph Smarr (Plaxo) • Nat Sakimura (Nomura Research Institute) • Scott Kveton • Snorri Giorgetti (OpenID Europe) • Allen Tom (Yahoo) Thursday, September 10, 2009
  14. 14. What you can do: * Accept OpenID’s * Issue OpenID’s (to employees) * Issue OpenID’s to your user base Thursday, September 10, 2009
  15. 15. Kaliya Hamlin Identity Woman @identitywoman identitywoman.net skype:identitywoman AIM/e-mail:kaliya@mac.com co-founder, co-producer and the facilitator of the INTERNET IDENTITY WORKSHOP .com Thursday, September 10, 2009

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