Hi! I'm Nathan Hoad


Lazy OpenID providing

Single-signon services are growing in popularity. OpenID is one of the more popular and probably one of the most widely offered of these services. There are a number of providers (eg. if you have a gmail account, then you have an OpenID account). If you want a more personal touch and want your own site to be your identity on the web then you are in luck, because it is as simple as signing up to MyOpenID and adding two lines to the <head> of your html.

Once you have your MyOpenID account, copy this into the <head> of your template (altering it to suit your account):

<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" />
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://YOUR_ACCOUNT.myopenid.com" />

For example, my details would be:

<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" />
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://nathanhoad.myopenid.com" />

Now you can sign into any OpenID-enabled site with your own site as the provider. Try it out at StackOverflow.com.

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