OpenID Fail

Don't go there

Don't go there

What’s up with OpenID.org? In September 2009 they changed their site

“to incorporate a secure, easy to use OpenID”

Well, that’s nice.

I say ‘apparently’, because no-one told me. The new site is awful – anyone who is not tech-savvy will have a hell of a job finding out why they can’t use their OpenID to log into their favourite sites.

The fact is that they’ve changed their password encryption system (reading between what few lines there are, here) and old (pre Sep 09) passwords won’t work anymore. No email to tell you that, no easy way to find out that there’s been a change, no help, feedback hidden down several clicks.

What a massive fail. Fortunately, I’m not with OpenID.org. My friends and colleagues who are, are switching,