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Testing OpenID authentication

I’ve wanted OpenID authentication on my site for a long time, because it would allow readers with OpenIDs to easily add comments here. If you’d like to help with testing, please do so at this article at, a test site I’ve setup with OpenID authentication. Thanks!

A simple explanation of OpenID: A distributed identity system based on a web address. The web address is technically known as a URI, also commonly referred to as a URL.

You might not realize that you could already have an OpenID to use. Some of the many OpenID providers host blogs, like LiveJournal, and Just enter your blog URL to authenticate a comment. Simple! (Okay, well, more detailed instructions at the test entry.)

Why bother? It’s easier than having to register, entering a username and password, or remembering multiple whatevers —every time you want to submit a comment in a blog, in a discussion forum, or any other website or online service which accepts OpenID authentication. The OpenID is something unique and memorable for you, as it’s an address which belongs to you.

[Update: 1 September 2009] Gentle reminder for clarity: Because I have implemented OpenID authentication here at, I will be periodically clearing out the test comments in this entry.

[Update: 16 June 2011] I’m closing this post to comments for the time being due to spam volume.


  1. LJ openid test. Please move along.

    Thursday, 17 September 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Dude wrote:

    Hello, OpenID world!
    I just finished setting up my own OpenID provider on my own domain,
    using phpMyID.

    Sunday, 11 October 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  3. Dako wrote:

    Yes, using SimpleID here. But Name and Email fields are not optional as you said.

    Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 1:24 am | Permalink
  4. sairuh wrote:

    At first I thought it was because I forgot to turn on OpenID in the Settings > Discussion panel. That’s on now — but as Dako pointed out, one is still nagged to fill in the Name and Email fields. Ugh, is this a regression in WordPress, the OpenID plugin or something else? Because it used to work. 🙁

    Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  5. admin wrote:

    Testing my openid authentication with my openID blog. Thanks for allowing this…

    Friday, 19 November 2010 at 12:35 am | Permalink
  6. Roni wrote:

    Yet another openid test. Much appreciated!

    Friday, 19 November 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:


    Wednesday, 15 December 2010 at 5:28 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    testing openid with as url

    Friday, 24 December 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:


    Friday, 24 December 2010 at 10:37 pm | Permalink
  10. Tester wrote:

    Nice test

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Testing 1 2 3

    Monday, 2 May 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  12. Rugmonster wrote:

    Testing OpenID with my blog. Seem to be having a hard time with it over at stackoverflow

    Monday, 2 May 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:


    Monday, 23 May 2011 at 7:49 pm | Permalink
  14. zebity wrote:

    Testing phpMYID server.

    Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 12:29 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    testing simpleid openid provider

    Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 5:05 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:


    Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 8:39 pm | Permalink