Using your website url as your OpenID

Posted by mhagedorn on March 12th, 2008 filed in OpenId

I have an OpenId, I have found it useful. But frankly its just another thing that I have to remember. Somthing that I can’t forget is my website url. What if you could set up some kind of cool forwarding that allows me to use my website url as my OpenID? Well… you can. Actually if you just have a blog and not a full blown website, this will work too.

Add some entries to the head section of the index page of your website


`<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" />
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://your.real.openid.com/" />'

Where, the openid.server is the url of your provider, and the openid.delegate is your real openid identity.

This trick will work with any resource you have access to on the internet, i.e. anything where you could add information to the head portion of your index page. Many thanks to Duncan Davidson for this tip

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