PBwiki and 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 has announced that you can now use your 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 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 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 site.

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By Paul

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