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Filed under 'authentication'

January 17, 2008

Yahoo! OpenID

Yahoo embraces OpenID, acting as a identity provider for now, and promising consumption to come. Unfortunately, it uses the new OpenID 2.0 spec, so I don’t know of a single site where you can use it yet, but hey! It’s a start.

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December 4, 2007

OAuth Core 1.0

The OAuth spec is finalized. Let the mashing-up commence!

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October 16, 2007

Twitter: Oauth

Blaine at Twitter has implemented OAuth authentication, the first (I believe) live implementation on the web. I hope to have this rolled into Twadget in the next week or two, so I can stop asking for usernames and passwords.

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September 7, 2007

Hueniverse: Explaining OAuth

Excellent summary of what “OAuth” is, who’s behind it, and why you should pay attention to it if you build webapps.

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August 14, 2007

Two Social System Design Trends That Should Really, Really Stop. Like now.

“Yes, I know you’d love to have access to my address books and IM lists. But stop asking me for my login & password. Like to poke around my bank account while you’re at it? Take my wife out for naked tequila shots? How about just kicking me in the nuts a few times to show me who’s boss?”

May 8, 2007

ongoing · OpenID at Work

Sun are launching their own OpenID server, and plan to use it to allow other sites to authenticate users as “Sun employees”.

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April 24, 2007

PayPal Security Key

For $5, PayPal will give you a SecurID-type keyfob to make it much harder for anyone to penetrate your account. I’ve been carrying mine for a couple of months now.

January 20, 2007

The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server

OpenID server which uses Jabber for authentication. Give your Jabber ID and a temporary token, and it will IM you and ask for your permission to login. Very clever.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.