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    Hey look, my new OpenID works!

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    Does Twitter user Oauth?

    Because I just noticed when I commented on a picture at TweetPhoto.com I authenticated through twitter, but then they automatically set me up to follow “TweetPhoto” ? I think that’s wrong, I don’t want to be forced to follow them.

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    Test, cool i just followed your tutorial and works great for me also. I never knew it was that easy, thanks!

    This is posted from my OpenId on lucaspc.com

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    Wow, that is awesome!

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    followed the same tutorial. woo!

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    Thanks, that’s a great tutorial!

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    Sterlingwit: Twitter does use oAuth, but not all services that connect to Twitter use it, and some, it would seem, abuse it, buy doing stuff you did not mean to.

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    Yeah. Awesome. Thanks for the great info.

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    This has been a very helpful TWIG. Thanks Gina and Chris.

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    It worked here alright.. =) but sadly not on all sites, cant get it to work on zooomr

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    Thanks for the tip. I was listening to TWiG and searched google for how to do this but all the posts I found mentioned using some proxy service and I wasn’t sure how safe that is. Nice to finally see how to use the actual google servers and no one in between.

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    Amazing how simple this is. Thanks

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    An added note for the Gina’s Great OpenID experiment. Now how do I add OpenID logins to my WordPress.com blog??

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    Just signed in with my own new “vanity OpenID”. Thanks Gina!

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    Hey, it looks like that worked. Thanks!

    I used to have link rel=”openid.server” and link rel=”openid.delegate” lines in my header, but I’ve commented them out and this seems to work.

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    Funny how everyone is replying having logged in with their own OpenID 🙂

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    Hey look, my new OpenID works too! Thanks Gina!

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    Hi, Gina,

    you are right, using the third party provider on your website is a breeze. But I would have one comment to otherwise interesting discussion about OpenID. The right question which should Leo ask Chris wasn’t whether Google is OpenID provider but whether it is at least somewhere (e.g., Google Groups?) a relying party. Everybody and their dog is OpenID (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Openid#OpenID_Providers) because everybody wants to snatch your identity (or be a faithful steward of it ;)).

    However nobody wants to rely on a third party for the identity, because than they cannot force to give them your browsing history (which of course is well known to a OpenID provider).

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    Cool, mine works too. Thanks for the article Gina.

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    Thanks Gina for writing about this, I loved hearing Chris on TWiG.

    I long for the day that the mess of identity and authentication problems we have today is cleared-up and consolidated, hopefully with OpenID, O’Auth, and open protocols.

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    Thanks for the advice on OpenID

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    Thanks Gina! I also can’t believe it’s that simple to setup OpenID with a custom url. Great tip!

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    Thanks for the OpenID writeup on LH Gina. 🙂

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    Works like a charm. Thanks Gina.

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    I had some problems with the Atahualpa theme but once I’ve changed it to the default one it worked like a charm.
    Great podcast, BTW!

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    Looks like this works! Thanks Gina and TWiG.

    One question, though. Why is there a “/” after everyones’ openID name?

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    Another happy OpenID user – thanks Gina!

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    Very nice tip Gina, can’t believe how easy it was. Thanks for sharing.

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