The future of OpenID

A first-rate explanation of the potential and pitfalls of OpenID. You have to sit through all 34 minutes of, but I think it’s time well spent. If you don’t have the time, there’s a high-level overview of the concepts here

I’m convinced that OpenID will be great for e-participation – you don’t need to create a new account on another e-government website just to comment on an item or sign a petition.

On the other hand, it’s definitely early days, on the initial slope of the hype cycle etc etc

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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One Response to The future of OpenID

  1. If you want more to think about, some conceptual issues around using OpenID to ‘outsource your security’ are being discussed now, for instance:

    http://idlogger.wordpress.com/2007/08/20/a-good-point-made-on-openid/

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