Signing up to services with my wordpress.com openID was such a stupid mistake

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  • #140498

    engtech
    Member

    I can’t send a support request right now, but I want to go on record how much I’ve hated openID using my wordpress.com account.

    1) If you use http://engtech.wordpress.com and later upgrade to a domain name then you’ll never be able to log in to those old accounts created with engtech.wordpress.com (openID design issue)

    2) If you use http://engtech.wordpress.com as your openID then wordpress.com completely owns your logins. WordPress.com servers down on the weekend (doesn’t happen often) then you’re locked out of everything. If you lose your wp account for any number of reasons (ToS violations) then you’re locked out of all your other accounts. (openID design issue)

    3) I seem to continually have issues trying to sign into accounts with openID. I think having an upgraded domain name is the culprit. (wordpress.com issue)

    This openID stuff seems like one of the worst things I’ve seen on the Internet lately.

    #140846

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I’ve been watching and waiting before acting.

    #140847

    atthe404
    Member

    I know. This really sucks. They just tied up with PIBB. Pimped on Matts blog. WP down. No access. Jaysus.

    #140848

    atthe404
    Member

    dang

    #140849

    You do not have to use your wordpress.com as your open ID.
    You can register another one, of your own choosing, right?

    #140850

    atthe404
    Member

    You can . But it was heavily pimped as *use your WP com login*

    #140851

    Yes I read that post on Matt’s blog too. It was heavily pimped and I’m glad I didn’t go that route. :)

    #140862

    raincoaster
    Member

    The only time I’ve ever found it useful was for commenting on LiveJournals that linked to me. Ya gotta luv the techie stuff that doesn’t function.

    #140907

    engtech
    Member

    3) I seem to continually have issues trying to sign into accounts with openID. I think having an upgraded domain name is the culprit. (wordpress.com issue)

    Yup, that was it and I think I figured out the solution. OpenID can screw up if you don’t have a domain name, and then buy a domain name. It gets confused between the authorizing and the redirect.

    Going to Dashboard >> Options >> OpenID and deauthorizing everything fixes the problem.

    (although the first two issues will always stand)

    I wish all sites that supported openID also gave you a username/password backup.

    #141303

    fowgre
    Member

    I agree with raincoaster that’s it’s been really convenient re LiveJournals. I can ID myself without having to create a new account, which it appears is where people are running into trouble. I prefer to have seperate username/pswd combos for each of my different accounts. For me, the security is worth the little bit of inconvenience.

    #141304

    rharrison
    Member

    I’ve run into the same problem. Removing my sites hasn’t helped me any either. :-/

    #141305

    digitalzen
    Member

    I considered using WordPress, then opted for VeriSign. No problems at all. I have two WP domain names, so even without knowing anything specific it didn’t seem like a good idea. Now I see I was right.

    #141306

    fivecats
    Member

    Using openID to open an account elsewhere is not a good idea to begin with. It’s okay, like raincoaster said, to leave comments at LiveJournal or Blogger. Beyond that, it doesn’t have much functionality or purpose.

    #141307

    icheyne
    Member

    Openid is a great idea, but you have to be SURE you are going to keep using the URL. I use Verisign and delegate that to my personal domain. Works perfectly. :o)

    #141308

    monado
    Member

    Oops. I just used it to leave a comment on LiveJournal.

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