Google Profiles Turn Into OpenIDs

2010-06-14 206 words 1 min read

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As part of its push to go more social, <a class="zem_slink freebase/guid/9202a8c04000641f800000000042acea" title="Google" rel="homepage" href="http://google.com">Google has been attempting to unify its various account profiles into one Google Profile. And now it’s more useful. Google’s <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/brad-fitzpatrick">Brad Fitzpatrick has just <a href="http://twitter.com/bradfitz/status/6059279144">tweeted out that Google Profiles can now be used as OpenIDs.

What this means is that you can sign into any site that accepts <a class="zem_slink" title="OpenID Foundation" rel="homepage" href="http://openid.net">OpenID simply by using your Google Profile domain. Luckily, a few months ago Google started allowing these profiles to have <a href="http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/14/google-profiles-take-an-important-social-step-with-vanity-urls/">vanity URLs, like /mgsiegler, instead of the previous /32090329039402903. <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-messina">Chris Messina, a huge proponent of the open web movement, has just <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/4134418702/">sent out a picture of signing in with OpenID via your Google Profile (below).

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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