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Open ID

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I personally have around a few 100 accounts with almost the same amount of passwords. Because of my creativity in making up new passwords in combination with a memory that can easily forget password within an hour makes me not really happy with the current username/password requirements.

Rather I have one or two accounts that I can reuse all over the internet. That is where Open ID comes in. Open ID is an authentication mechanism that can be shared between different providers. So you can choose the provider where you are storing your main account and link other internet services (even from different companies) to this same account.

This makes Open ID a really good and Open authentication mechanism for internet.

Also a great feature is that Open ID is really easy to implement. We implemented Open ID in .NET by downloading http://www.dotnetopenauth.net/ . It took a little time to exactly get familiar with Open ID however after an hour or so we got a working solution.

Here below an exa…