Become an OpenID relying party for login (instead of needing new username and password)

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Please allow us to log in without any new password at this site; an OpenID lets us re-use an existing identity elsewhere.

Newsblur can become an OpenID relying party, just like GetSatisfaction is, so that we can re-use our existing identity at lots of different sites.
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bignose

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Posted 9 years ago

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bignose

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The point of accepting OpenID is that then people aren't limited to the few huge-name organisations you accept. Many of us don't want to log in with a Facebook, Twitter, Google etc. account precisely because those organisations don't allow us proper control over our identity.

An OpenID, on the other hand, can be had from organisations much more friendly to their users, or can even be provided by the person individually if they choose. Please let us manage our identities with the standard for doing that: OpenID.
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bignose

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This suggestion can be fulfilled without taking any options away from people who prefer having a distinct login for each website.

Rather, it's to better serve people who *don't* want login credentials at each website. What good reason is there not to allow that?
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Joshua Poehls

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Personally I'd prefer the dev time required to implement and support this feature be spent on other features that are actually central to the experience of the product. :)

Let this topic be revisted when there is nothing more interesting/useful to do.