[OpenID] AOL Implements OpenID for All Users

Avery Glasser aglasser at vxvsolutions.com
Fri Feb 16 17:16:09 UTC 2007

The really key thing is that AOL, given the choice of promoting a  
proprietary authentication mechanism (like Yahoo and Google), opted  
to join the OpenID bandwagon.

- Avery

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On Feb 16, 2007, at 5:59 AM, Recordon, David wrote:

> If you haven't seen John Panzer's post
> (http://journals.aol.com/panzerjohn/abstractioneer/entries/ 
> 2007/02/15/ao
> l-and-openid-where-we-are/1406) yet:
>> It's not really a secret that AOL has been experimenting with OpenID.
> As
>> I've said, I think that user-centric, interoperable identity is  
>> hugely
>> important to enable the social experiences we're trying to provide.
> This
>> 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,
> http://openid.aol.com/<sn>.
>>    * 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
> every
>>      beta blog URI is also a basic OpenID identifier.  (No Yadis  
>> yet.)
>>    * We don't yet accept OpenID identities within our products as a
> relying
>>      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
> support
>>      it after it becomes final.
> Then TailRank page is at http://tailrank.com/track/1282135.
> --David
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