I’ve been following the Identity 2.0 conversation for the last year or so, ever since I watched The Infamous Identity 2.0 Presentation by Dick Hardt. If you haven’t watched that video, you are missing out. Not only is the content great, but the presentation style is amazing.
Learn more about OpenID at OpenID.net. When you’re done, head over to MyOpenID.com and create a free OpenID account with them. Even if you don’t understand what all of this means, create your free account now, so you don’t have to get a username like UberLeetOttoRadke_SomeRandomNumber.
Once you secure your name, check out MyOpenID’s directory of sites currently using OpenID. Once you start seeing the OpenID logo on more and more sites (and you use those site), you’ll begin to understand the power of having an open scalable identity system.
Since I run my own blog with dasBlog, I integrated my OpenID into this site with the following code:
<link rel=“openid.server” href=“http://www.myopenid.com/server” />
<link rel=“openid.delegate” href=“http://ottoradke.myopenid.com/” />
<meta http-equiv=“X-XRDS-Location” content=“http://ottoradke.myopenid.com/xrds” />
Scott Hanselman’s 50th podcast covers OpenID and what’s going on in that space. Worth the download and the 30 minutes to listen to it.