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PBwiki and WordPress.com join the OpenID club

Two notable services have tied themselves into OpenID in the last few days. Vecosys has a post about PBwiki’s support for OpenID. In other news WordPress.com has announced that you can now use your WordPress.com url as your OpenID credentials. All you need to do is the following:

Look for sites with sign in forms that look like this:

Enter your OpenID – thats the URL of your weblog:

Click the button, and you will be redirected to WordPress.com. If you are already logged in, you will be asked if you want to pass your identity to the site:

Click Yes; just this time, or Yes; always if you dont want to be asked this question again for this site.
You will be redirected back to the site and logged in, all without using a username or password!

How is that for an intelligent service. However, as Anne Zelenka on Web Worker Daily points out, ideally you may want to map a unique url to your WordPress.com account (take a look at your Dashboard options). Anne also shows you how to use your url as your OpenID credentials even if you don’t point it to your WordPress.com site.

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By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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