Yahoo Begins Supporting OpenID

Jan 31, 2008 - 8:58 am 3 by
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Yesterday, CNet introduced that Yahoo is going to be supporting the OpenID standard for a "universal Internet log-in." The article claims that the biggest victor is not Yahoo but OpenID.

However, on WebmasterWorld, the concept of OpenID is irksome to many.

Oh, I can see it now, people don't use hard passwords...then the hackers can get it ALL in one fell swoop. That could be a disaster for many.

Not all feel this way, though. It's good to get a centralized system for password storage:

I dont think there is much of a safety issue here, most of the mainstream public use the same userId/password across different websites now anyway!...So why not legitimize (the practice) with a central userid provider (hopefully with a strict password requirement)

In any event, it's still great that Yahoo has taken this approach. You can access the OpenID program on Yahoo at http://openid.yahoo.com/.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

 

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