Yahoo! Supports OpenID

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Jan 19, 2008

OpenID OpenID allows us to have a simplified login experience across the Internet. Many sites now supporting this service for the globalization of their users identity.

Yahoo! announced their support for the OpenID 2.0 digital identity framework for all 248 million active registered Yahoo! users worldwide. In addition to the many leading Yahoo! services users already enjoy, anyone with a Yahoo! ID will be able to use the same ID for easy access to any sites that support OpenID 2.0.


Yahoo!s OpenID service will be available in public beta on January 30. Now users will have transparent web experience by allowing them to use their custom OpenID identifier on or to simply type in "" or "" on any site that supports OpenID 2.0. Alternatively, web sites that accept OpenID 2.0 will be able to add a simple "Sign-in with Your Yahoo! ID" button to their login pages that will make it even easier for their users. Yahoo! is working with several partners, including Plaxo and JanRain, to make it possible for users to access these sites with their Yahoo! ID from the first day of the public beta.

According to TechCrunch,
With this move, Yahoo! users will be able to log in to more than 9,000 OpenID compliant websites with their Yahoo IDs.

I think after this announcement of Yahoo, most web services will support OpenID as any Yahoo ID will become an OpenID which can be used to authenticate on any site that accepts OpenID's. What you think, will it boost the use of OpenID service.

Get an OpenID !


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