Re: [ia-55] Alternatives to Registration Accounts via Username/Password

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:15 PM
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On 08/09/[masked]:11 PM, Patrick Neeman wrote:

Because many people keep various aspects of their lives
compartmentalized, or might not even use those services.

I'm seeing less OpenID  enabled sites out there nowadays, which is a
great model for the SSO-Across-The-Web facilities, and it supports
Google and other accounts too - but the nicest thing about OpenId is
that it isn't connected with a particular commerical site w/an agenda to
support a business model, like FaceBook or Twitter, etc.

Not only that, but you can easily install your own OpenID provider
services and customize it, and it will work with all sites that accept
OpenID logins.

Personally, I prefer to create site-centric accounts, and refuse to sign
up with sites that only allow one to create a user account by using
FaceBook or Twitter. In lieu of that I'll opt to use one of my own
OpenID accounts that are hosted by my own OpenID provider services on my
own servers - again, seamless SSO capabilities across the entire
spectrum of sites that utilize OpenID logins.

For those who don't or can't set up their own OpenID servers, there are
a couple of generic, public, OpenID providers like, and you
can even integrate Gravitars w/OpenID.

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Bradley D. Thornton
Manager Network Services
NorthTech Computer
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