[OpenID] MySpaceID, Activity Streams, Portable Contacts on OpenID.net

Andrew Arnott andrewarnott at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 04:32:50 UTC 2009

Hey, OpenID is a valid protocol to use no matter how customized you make it
for your system.  They've demonstrated how customized and unintimidating the
UI *can* be.  We might take lessons from that when designing recommended UI
for other OpenID sites.
I just signed up for MySpace to try out their OpenID support.  It doesn't
really tell about it once you're signed in, so I just tried logging into my
RP using "myspace.com" as if it were an OP Identifier.  It turns out they
have an HTML LINK tag in their home page that identifies that URL as a
Claimed Identifier instead of an OP Identifier.  Then their OpenID server is
rigged to reject that claimed id as an error.

Nice job, guys.  Strike 1.
Andrew Arnott
"I [may] not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death
your right to say it." - Voltaire

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Santosh Rajan <santrajan at gmail.com> wrote:

> To quote from the blog post.
> "MySpace released an update to MySpaceID taking advantage of OpenID
> combined
> with OAuth to provide a sign in and profile sharing with a user-experience
> at parity with Facebook Connect."
> Yeah Right! What have they done for OpenID? There is absolute zilch in it
> for OpenID.
> Allen Tom-2 wrote:
> >
> > Max Engel is the guest blogger today on openid.net, talking about
> > MySpaceID, which is built on top of OpenID.
> >
> >
> http://openid.net/2009/04/07/using-openid-to-power-myspaces-open-platform/
> >
> > The end to end UX of MySpaceID is outstanding, and is every bit as slick
> > as Facebook Connect.
> >
> > Here's the MySpaceID demo site:
> > http://8bitmusic.jdavid.net/
> >
> >
> >
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