Another approach to OpenID authentication from Mediamatic

Allen Tom atom at yahoo-inc.com
Sat May 2 02:00:23 UTC 2009


Kevin Mehlbrech wrote:
> . My personal opinion is that asking a user "who are you" is simply 
> too confusing at this point in time.
Hi Kevin,

Asking the user for their email address is fairly straightforward, and 
users should have no problem understanding the question, especially 
since many sites already use the email address as the identifier to sign in.

Basing OpenID discovery off of email address would be more scalable than 
the NASCAR approach.

Allen




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