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OpenID 2.0 Finally Released!

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It is Christmas time and we web developers have just received a great gift. OpenID 2.0 has finally been released. This will hopefully allow for greater adoption of the API (especially now that both Microsoft and Google have announced their supporting of it).

Below is from the OpenID site.

While its certainly been a long process in the making, we’re now quite excited to announce OpenID Authentication 2.0 and OpenID Attribute Exchange 1.0 as final specifications (”OpenID 2.0?). This morning was the closing day of the Internet Identity Workshop and David Recordon, Dick Hardt, and Josh Hoyt (three of the authors and editors) made the announcement during the first session. Both specifications have evolved through extensive community participation and feedback and each have been stable for a number of months. There are already a variety of open source libraries shipping these specifications with product support including Google’s Blogger (via Sxip’s library) and Drupal who did their own implementation of the specifications. Multiple OpenID Providers including MyOpenID, Sxipper, and VeriSign’s PIP already have support for both of these specifications. Given past trends, growing support of OpenID 2.0 should be no different.

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I can't wait to see what new applications are made using the OpenID 2.0.

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