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  1. Hi. I've read the support page about Open ID, and from my dashboard it does appear I have blogger dot com on my trusted sites list. But when I go to comment on blogs on that platform I get a message that says it's not possible to verify my Open ID. What trick am I missing, please? One thing that crossed my mind - I don't have a proper Gravatar set up yet - would that be messing it up? Do I need both for this Open ID to work? Suggestions please. Thanks very much.

    The blog I need help with is winewomantravel.wordpress.com.

  2. No, not having a gravatar should not be an issue. Open ID, at least in my experience has been problematic for years, and I've simply quit trying to use it. I set up a google account (the one I use with webmaster tools) and I just use that one to comment at blogger. I have no idea if the issue is with Open ID or with the wordpress implementation of it, but it is cranky.

  3. @TSP
    I had the same experience and did the same thing. I no longer use OpenID at all.

  4. Thank you both! Will quit spinning wheels and use the google account I have. and you're right, i went and did the gravatar and no difference... thanks.

  5. I had found that when those with Blogger ie. blogspot blogs choose to set up comments requiring the username and URL I can comment quickly without any hassle. However, not every blogspot blogger has set their blog up so we can comment that way. In that case I use my Google account sign-in as I do have old Blogger blogs on that platform.

  6. OpenID is broken 3 days and nobody wants to fix it - shame on wordpress. I can't login on forums where I registered using wordpress OpenID.

  7. I see the topic marked [resolved], but the problem is not resolved. I just tried to login to stackoverflow.com and have got an error:

    Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:

    Cannot decode Key-Value Form because a line was found without a ':' character. (line 3: '<head>')

  8. WordPress has changed something on their end to break the authentication.

    Or worse, they've just switched it off without any kind of notice for those who use it as their OpenID provider.

    At least some kind of heads up would be nice if the latter.

    @thesacredpath Thanks for the rant. But that doesn't help anyone at all.

  9. @kyvyny

    WordPress has changed something on their end to break the authentication.

    Or worse, they've just switched it off without any kind of notice for those who use it as their OpenID provider.

    As far as I know there has been no indication that what you allege is factual. OpenID has been a mess since it's inception. Moreover, we Volunteers answering questions cannot directly assist with this issue. If you have not reported the issue directly to Staff in a support ticket then please do that now. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  10. We actually haven't done anything to change OpenID on our end, so I can't say for sure what's causing this yet.

    Rest-assured, we're looking into it.

  11. Any word on this? I'm having the same problem, can't OpenID auth with my WordPress account to leave Blogger comments.

  12. @ernestm
    As Staff member macmanx has confirmed that WordPress.com has done nothing to change things it would seem that whatever happened happened at the OpenID end of things. He has also stated: "Rest-assured, we're looking into it." When Staff have an answer for you they will post it into this thread.

  13. Till that time, I shall wait. As I have been doing for the last few months and using the long-abandoned-Blogger/Google account. :-(

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