Friday, December 14, 2007

Blogger.com does OpenID!


Looks like I spoke too soon yesterday when I said Blogger.com may not be too keen on using the OpenID mechanism for authenticating users' identity when they comment. It turns out that it did exactly that. Yesterday. The engineers were probably applying their finishing touches while I was writing that post ...

Well, it makes me happy. I hope it will make people like Amrita, Ruhi and Jawahara happy too, because their names can now be accompanied by a link to their blog's URL when they leave a comment. Better yet, WordPress.com (where Amrita and Ruhi have their blogs) is one of the OpenID services; and Sharath Rao does not need to resort to tricks like this one! ;-)

Why is this a big deal (at least for folks like us with their blogs on Blogger.com)? Here's a snippet from Blogger.com's official blog:

You'll see the OpenID icon (OpenID icon) next to the names of commenters who posted with their OpenID. This icon assures you that the person who posted the comment is the same person blogging at the URL their name links to. Say goodbye to comment spoofing!

All I can say is, "Yay!" Way to go, Google!

9 Comments:

  1. Lekhni said...

    It doesn't exactly work the way I want to.. It links to my blogger profile even when I select "Sign in using wordpress"..

  2. wanderlust said...

    This is to just check if i'm able to post comments using my WP id.

  3. Priya said...

    wow, it works!

  4. mogadalai said...

    Just testing, if Google is really not evil or not :-)

  5. Ruhi said...

    Thanks for the trackback Abi :)

    Happy to know that they implemented this OpenID system in wake of all the criticism. There was no way they could have gotten away with such a bad move.

    Congratulations to all the Blogger users. :)

  6. Abi said...

    Just what Guru did. Testing.

  7. nanopolitan said...

    Hmmm. It worked. Let me see if it works again. As opposed to the previous time, I'm logged in at my OpenID service.

  8. A Nollmeyer - ACME Photography in Phoenix said...

    This is a test of "nickname" commenting

  9. Dave Nofmeister said...

    I'm glad to see it. I can see where the net was going to get nasty with a lot of spoofing of names.

    Good for Google.