Wednesday, November 05, 2008

* Windows Live ID to support OpenID

For users, Windows Live ID has provided a single credential to login into all Microsoft sites like MSDN, Connect, Live Mail etc. image

‘OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. OpenID takes advantage of already existing internet technology (URI, HTTP, SSL, Diffie-Hellman) and realizes that people are already creating identities for themselves whether it be at their blog, photostream, profile page, etc. With OpenID you can easily transform one of these existing URIs into an account which can be used at sites which support OpenID logins.’

With Microsoft announcing the support of OpenID with Windows Live ID, now you can use the same Windows Live ID to login even on non-Microsoft sites which support authentication using OpenID. A test integration infrastructure is already live.

Get more details here :

The production ready version is expected to go live in 2009.

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