[OpenID] OpenID and Friendfeed

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 22:31:57 UTC 2009

Trazzler does a pretty good job with this -- using Facebook Connect. I've
documented the steps here:


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:

> Hey Santosh,
> I agree that when supporting multiple login mechanisms, it's important for
> the site to let you easily merge accounts.  One way to do this is to request
> your email via SREG or AX and proactively look out for you.  Another
> approach is when you login with a new identifier, to ask if you already have
> an account and let you merge then.
> --David
> On Apr 29, 2009, at 8:06 PM, Santosh Rajan wrote:
>> I have a friendfeed account with my gmail address. Friendfeed now supports
>> Google and facebook login.
>> So I log in with my google account. No problem. I also have a facebook
>> account with the same email address.
>> When I log in with my Facebook account it see's me as a new user
>> obviously.
>> They cant get your email address from facebook. So I add the same email
>> address to this account. I logout and login with google again and it takes
>> me to this new account!
>> Then I close my browser and login again with my facebook and it recognizes
>> my old account! No problem.
>> Now this is the problem. Most sites maintain accounts based on email
>> addresses. It is is very difficult to integrate third party signin's
>> whithout email addresses. Friendfeed seems to have pulled it off with some
>> glitches though.
>> If OpenId needs to seemlessly integrate with RP's email based
>> authentication
>> SREG email is an absolute necessity.
>> Also please see my blogpost on a related subject on Facebook here.
>> http://santrajan.blogspot.com/2009/04/facebook-support-for-openid-farce-or.html
>> http://santrajan.blogspot.com/2009/04/facebook-support-for-openid-farce-or.html
>> -----
>> Santosh Rajan
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