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…


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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