Saturday, December 1, 2007

Blogger in Draft and OpenID

The good folks at Google are doing some experimenting with allowing commenters to Blogger hosted blogs to authenticate using OpenID. You can test it out here: Blogger in Draft

How very cool! I kicked-the-tires on this using my OpenID, and it worked like a charm. Of course, I not satisfied. Once I saw that it worked I wanted it on this site immediately. Hopefully it won't be in test for long.

What is more significant about this is not that it works, it's that it's Google doing the testing. In order for OpenID to take-off it's going to take a big player to get people's attention. Who better than Google?

This may be a baby step, but it's a huge step in the right direction none-the-less. Blogger today, GMail, Google Docs, iGoogle tomorrow? Yes please!

UPDATE: I figured out how to login to the Blogger in Draft beta site, and now I have OpenID commenting enabled here. Very, very cool.

3 comments:

nostromo said...

I think I'm seeing a bug: it can't handle my openID unless I add a "index.html" at the end. The same openID passes all the tests I've ever tried.

Any clue as of what is going on?

Kevin said...

You're using a referral through your own blog/site? I saw some comments listed that people were having trouble getting referrals to work. Did you try logging in directly through your OpenID provider?

santi said...

I think it was my fault, I was redirecting to my yadis using [P,L], while I should use [R,L]

But either this is not the reason or the result is cached, still it works with "index.html" at the end, but does not without it.