Tuesday, January 20, 2009

OpenID

I came across this technology as part of my foray into the world of Web 2.0. Many sites today are using a sort of single sign-on for the web that allows web-site developers to be able to link in with an external third party to perform identification for users so that they (the users) don't have to maintain a whole lot of usernames and passwords. Essentially, the website gives the user the option of linking their identity from this central provider to their internal user databases.

OpenID

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