OpenID is here but many can’t figure out how it works

Monday, 10 November 2008, 12:01 AM EST

Imagine a much friendlier internet, one where you only have to remember one password. A place where it’s easy to keep a tight grip on your personal contact information, deciding which websites have access to it and how much they’re allowed to know about you.

This is the internet we are fast approaching, and OpenID is the central piece of technology that will make it possible. Instead of creating a separate user account, each with its own login and password, for each site you visit, OpenID lets you log in to your favorite website using only your e-mail address or a URL — your blog’s address or your profile page on a social network.

At Webmonkey.

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