||[Feb. 8th, 2008|08:25 pm]
The Love Bug
Password pain looks set to ease - BBC News 08/02/08|
You may not know this, but the creator of LiveJournal, Brad Fitzpatrick, also created a de-centralised authentication system called OpenID. Today, it was announced that Microsoft, IBM, Google and Yahoo have joined the board of the OpenID Foundation meaning that users could have just a single sign-on for multiple websites.
On a personal note, I hope that this really pays off for Brad. He has created at least two highly-innovative concepts that have really kicked off recently. I hope he gets full and proper credit for it.
2008-02-08 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'll agree with you this is a good idea, however I won't be using my LJ account and password globally yet.
My problem is that this looks like a perfect candidate for phishing attempt, and once they have your password they have open doors to anything. I think I'll be looking for an open id provider than implements a one time password authentication mechanism using an appropriate bit of associated hardware, then it doesn't matter if they nick my password, they can't use it again anyway.
Wow! You know, I knew he did OpenID but I don't think I actually focused on the fact that he did THE OpenID! Isn't that something?! Thanks for pointing it out. He sure has made a great contribution to my life!!
He get's the credit for it on the Article on BBC News
"Open ID was always intended to be a decentralized sign-on system," said Brad Fitzpatrick, a Google software engineer who created OpenID while at blog software maker Six Apart. "It's fantastic to join a foundation committed to keeping it free and unencumbered by proprietary extensions."http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7234499.stm
I know that - that was the original link I posted :o)
What I meant was that I hope that, once this gets big, he doesn't get forgotten about.
Ahh, right, my bad.
I'll go sit in the corner and play with my light tent :P
Yeah, and post some more pictures using it! :o)