October 27, 2008
First News from the PDC: Windows LiveID Becoming an OpenID Provider

Today at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC), the Windows LiveID team announced that anyone with a LiveID will soon be able to establish an OpenID for their LiveID. Furthermore, they have established a testing environment where you can try out LiveID’s OpenID support and an e-mail address for you to provide feedback to the team.

One feature of the OpenID 2.0 implementation that I’d like to call your attention to is that they give users a choice, on a per-relying party basis, whether to use a site-specific OpenID URL at the site for privacy reasons, or whether to use a public identifier for yourself – explicitly enabling correlation of your identity interactions on different sites. Here’s what that experience looks like in the preview release:

LiveID OpenID choice

Read more about the preview release here.

7 Responses to “First News from the PDC: Windows LiveID Becoming an OpenID Provider”

  1. Cardspace Community Bloggers on 28 Oct 2008 at 8:09 am #

    Getting warmer…

    Warmer …. warmer . Strange that when he could, with reasonable justification, play the ‘meta card’,…

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  4. http://ashishjain.com/ on 04 Nov 2008 at 11:04 am #

    Mike,
    The url https://login.live-int.com/beta/ManageOpenID.srf is down (gives me a 404). In order to report the problem, I tried sending an email to openidfb@microsoft.com and it bounced back too.
    – Ashish

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  6. emailtoid.net/i/4ffc6e4e/… on 12 Feb 2009 at 7:41 pm #

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