OpenID login not working with Yahoo due to old version being used

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When attempting to log in using OpenID, after following the delegating URL instead of the usual login page I am getting an error page from Yahoo that reads
"Sorry! You will not be able to login to this website as it is using an older version of the the OpenID technology. Yahoo! only supports OpenID 2.0 because it is more secure. For more information, check out the OpenID documentation at Yahoo! Developer Network." with a link to http://developer.yahoo.com/openid/
I appreciate it's a change at their end that means I can no longer log in via OpenID, I was just wondering if you had any plans to upgrade to OpenID 2.0, as presumably that will get it working again?

Regards,

Andy.

Andy Stevens

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Amy Muller, Co-founder

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Thanks for letting us know, Andy. I'll be sure our developers see this.

Scott Fleckenstein, Champion

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Sorry about that Andy,

OpenID 2.0 support will certainly be supported in the future. I'll give it some time this weekend to see if the upgrade is painless. If I run into snags, it will probably be a couple weeks before I can devote some serious time to fixing this, unfortuinately.

-Scott

Scott Fleckenstein, Champion

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Hi Andy,

I've tried to reproduce this problem, but am unable. I can use yahoo's openid provider here without problems.

Could you describe for me what openid you are putting into our login form, as well as which openid it is delegating to? That would help me to reproduce this issue so that I can be sure the upgrade solves the problem.

Thanks,
Scott

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Scott Fleckenstein, Champion

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Hi Andy,

According to this, yahoo does not support delegation at all: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01...

I believe the error message you are seeing is just a generic error message.

Sorry I couldn't help,
Scott