[Dave Birch] Because of some projects I’m involved in, I decided that I wanted to delve further into OpenID. I hate advising people on strategies with regard to a technology that I don’t understand. I’d already discovered how easy it is to create and use an OpenID, but the next step was to figure out how to enable a site to use OpenIDs in a LAMP stack. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

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Well, I finally got my OpenID log-in working on my personal web site, so if you want to try it out just pop over to my “friends” page and log in. Nothing interesting will happen, because I haven’t put any “friends-only” content there yet, but I will. And as soon as I think of anything remotely interesting to send out the friends e-mail list that has been created, I will do that to. In the meantime… cool.

I you want to know how it works I can send you the PHP code that I ended up with. I can’t pretend I got it all working with a minimum of hassle: I put together what I thought looked about right, wasted a Saturday morning on it and then eventually called in a Consult Hyperion PHP ninja when I went into the office on Monday. Turns out I didn’t really understand how PHP5 classes work, amongst other things.

The next challenge is to try and get something working with Cardspace…

These opinions are my own (I think) and are presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]

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