November 01, 2008

LiveID becomes an OpenID provider

So here is something interesting for the OpenID world. Microsoft has commited to supporting OpenID for Live services. Not only are they commiting to it... they already have a working IdP!!!

You can check it out here.

Right now it is a beta, and shouldn't be used for real identity control. The main reason is the INT database is not wired to the product Live services.

Oh, and a warning. If you sign up at PLEASE DON'T USE THE SAME PASSWORD that you do for your production LiveID account. For obvious reasons.

Interestingly enough, shouldn't be long before you can use OpenID and prove your identity using your Information Card from LiveID. How cool is that!

Posted by SilverStr at November 1, 2008 10:23 AM | TrackBack