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How to set up OpenID on your domain

June 25, 2010

I admit, I mostly stole this post from here, but I feel it is valuable enough that I need to repost it.

Adding OpenID to your domain is seriously a piece of cake. For example, I own www.schuetzler.net (this site). By adding the following lines to the <head> of your homepage, you can use Google's OpenID, connected to your Google Account, to login to any website that allows OpenID. [Note: the second href= is your Google Profile URL. If you haven't set up a Google Profile, you can do so here.

<link rel="openid2.provider" href="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/ud?source=profiles" />
<link rel="openid2.local_id" href="http://www.google.com/profiles/101917908304099087510" />

That's seriously all you need to do. Once that's set up, you can log into any site that accepts OpenID (including this one) by entering your domain for the OpenID.


Ryan Schuetzler

I'm Ryan Schuetzler, a husband and father, professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and professional nerd. You can follow me on twitter, but there's not much there.