[OpenID] An Openid User Interface Implementation

Gudmundur A. Thorisson gthorisson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 21:04:03 UTC 2009

Personally, I have to say  drop-downs are a no-no for me for OP  
selector widgets.

Wrt. other widgets: after looking around for OP selector widgets 3-4  
months ago and evaluating the JanRain one and several others for a  
project, I came across this pakcage by Jarret Vance which is pretty  
slick. Check it out:


All the jQuery-based Javascript is in a single .js file, the layout  
(including list of provider icons) is in the HTML snippet and styling  
in a CSS-file. The type of OP (directed identity for Yahoo, Google  
etc., or regular, or simply URL) is configured via CSS class). This  
separation, and potential for customizing, was a major requirement for  

BTW I'm working on an add-on module based on this widget for the  
Drupal CMS (http://drupal.org), as Drupal has core OpenID support  
which mostly works ( e.g. no support for directed identity yet) but  
rubbish sign-on UI. Some Drupal-ers on this list may be in interested  
in this.


On 27 Apr 2009, at 19:40, Steve Pepple wrote:

> - I'd be interested to learn why you decided to use pop-up windows  
> instead of redirects.
> - If I toggle from using 'Google Account' to 'I want to use a  
> different Account,' there is no UI for using a different account
> - For integrating the login box with an existing website, it would  
> be nice to just drop in a single script, maybe a jQuery plugin, one  
> snippet of HTML, and a stylesheet. I looks as though the  
> functionality, document structure, and styling are not separate.
> Overall, I think is an intriguing way to present an OpenID login.  
> Did you consider the JainRain select box, or other widgets, when  
> designing this one?
> Steve Pepple
> http://blog.trustbearer.com/
> On Apr 20, 2009, at 12:22 AM, Santosh Rajan wrote:
>> I have done an implementation of the OpenID user interface draft  
>> spec (client
>> side only).
>> I had to increase the popup window width to prevent Yahoo scrolling
>> horizontally. We can reduce the width once Yahoo fixes this.
>> You can see it here.
>> http://myfeeds.myofiz.com http://myfeeds.myofiz.com
>> Your comments and feedback will be usefull.
>> -----
>> Santosh Rajan
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