LiveID now an OpenID provider

11 11 2008

By Erwin Blonk, 4:12 PM

As of October 27th, LiveID is an OpenID provider. This adds a large pool of potential accounts to OpenID, the internet single sign-on solution.

At this time a few restrictions apply, like:

– it supports only OpenId 2.0

– it is in CTP phase

In its present form the target audience is developers. According to the Live Services blog it will soon be available for general use.

The main problem OpenID is facing is Google. They have an created a version of OpenID that is not completely compatible. If this will lead to a switch to the Google version or if it leaves Google behind, remains to be seen.

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