May, 2013

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Should you use OpenID or other website’s services (facebook, twitter) for website login?

Recently I was developing a website where the owner was interested in use OpenID for their user to login with. Now there are many positive reasons to use an OpenID login, but before jumping into development I conducted research into the pros and cons of such a login method. In the end we decided not to use OpenID for it appeared to be a nightmare.

In short. I personally would ‘almost’ never opt to using OpenID or other similar login services from other website as a login system for my site.

‘Almost never’? I hear you say. We’ll it does have some advantages but in short I would not use it. Unless there was a significant advantage to use it. Such as accessing a users facebook friend list.

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