Here is my ID

OpenIDThis blog now functions as my ID. It is my delegate ID for OpenID. I got the idea for this from Sam Ruby‘s post “OpenID for non-SuperUsers“. As he states, you just have to add this to the head of the HTML for the blog:


<link href="" rel="openid.server" />
<link href="" rel="openid.delegate" />

My primary OpenID provider is myOpenID. They provide free OpenIDs. If you view the source of this blog, you will also find:

<meta http-equiv="X-XRDS-Location"
      content="" />

The form of this markup comes from the myOpenID information about “Using Your Own URL“.

As Sam states in his post, this allows me to use the URI “” as my OpenID identity. The myOpenID servers will actually provide the authentication. If for some reason, I need to change OpenID providers, I just need to update the delegate information in my blog and the identity provider will be changed. I don’t have to update all of the services that I registered my OpenID with. (That’s because I use “” instead of the URI for the OpenID provider when I register.)

Currently, our team at work uses Basecamp as a collaboration tool. Basecamp recently supported OpenID credentials. This was the impetus for me to set up my blog to be my OpenID URI. I have witnessed more adoption of OpenID lately. Hopefully this uptake will continue.


One Response to “Here is my ID”

  1. […] then found a post by Jesse Peterson – Here is my ID, which was a bit more at my level. Combined with the help at MyOpenID, I was quickly able to add a […]

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