> -----Original Message----- > From: Al [mailto:n...@ridersite.org] > Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 12:09 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [PHP] OpenID > > This is a bit off subject, but.... > > What is your opinion on OpenID?
Failed gimick. Tried to resurface again about a year ago. Still seems like failure. http://electronicmuseum.org.uk/2008/07/16/openid-fail/ http://thenextweb.com/2008/10/30/google-openid-fail/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID#Adoption > Are you using it? Uhm, no. I've got more important things to worry about and implement. > Is it worth the trouble? I hear it's relatively simple to implement, but even then it's just another hassle you have to test and work with forever (or eventually drop it as some sites have). > What php code applic, or did you code your own? > Pear has an alpha release OpenID, anyone try or using it? N/A It sounds great in theory, but I see it as a solution in search of a problem. Sure everyone has a bajillion logins, but you know what, the browser has solved that long ago by remembering my user/pass for each and every site. Most sites also conveniently store a cookie hash so you don't even have to login -- it just knows you if you use the same computer to connect. There is an inherent distrust when you are re-directed somewhere -- I don't even like to get redirected to PayPal from eBay, and they're the same company! :) It's too "techy" for Jane Average and too cumbersome for Joe Savvy. YMMV. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php