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20% project: OpenID comments in Blogger

I’ve been working on adding OpenID support inside Google as a 20% project for a while now. It took some evangelizing, but our first OpenID project, commenting in Blogger, has finally launched!

For the OpenID geeks out there, we’ve turned Blogger into a consumer, aka relying party. It has full support for 1.0 and 1.1, and partial support for 2.0 draft 12. (It’s missing XRI-based discovery.)

OpenID commenting is currently supported in Blogger Draft, ie beta, but we’ll roll it out to all users soon. Keep an eye out for future OpenID projects…

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14 thoughts on “20% project: OpenID comments in Blogger

  1. From the announcement:

    We’re also working on functionality to let Blogger’s URLs (both Blog*Spot and custom domains) be used for commenting elsewhere on the web.

  2. I gotta say, seeing TypeKey on there makes me feel like somebody finally understood, after all these years, what the hell we were trying to do with that. :) Thanks for the great work!

  3. Sounds like a good thing to do… making it easier for people without blogger accounts, etc.

  4. If they could make google an openID that would be swell!

  5. Frankly speaking I just getting to know about OpenID recently and am not having any account yet. It’s a wonderful way to make comment in one account. Thanks for taking it to my attention

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