[OpenID] AOL Implements OpenID for All Users

Recordon, David drecordon at verisign.com
Fri Feb 16 13:59:07 UTC 2007

If you haven't seen John Panzer's post
l-and-openid-where-we-are/1406) yet:

> It's not really a secret that AOL has been experimenting with OpenID.
> I've said, I think that user-centric, interoperable identity is hugely
> important to enable the social experiences we're trying to provide.
> is a work in progress, but things are coming along thanks to our
> authentication team's diligent effort.  Here's where we are today:
>    * Every AOL/AIM user now has at least one OpenID URI,
>    * This experimental OpenID 1.1 Provider service is available now
and we
>      are conducting compatibility tests.
>    * We're working with OpenID relying parties to resolve
compatibility issues.
>    * Our blogging platform has enabled basic OpenID 1.1 in beta, so
>      beta blog URI is also a basic OpenID identifier.  (No Yadis yet.)
>    * We don't yet accept OpenID identities within our products as a
>      party, but we're actively working on it.  That roll-out is likely
to be
>      gradual.
>    * We are tracking the OpenID 2.0 standardization effort and plan to
>      it after it becomes final. 

Then TailRank page is at http://tailrank.com/track/1282135.


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