Simon Willison has launched idproxy.net which allows one to use their Yahoo Account as an OpenID. The list of sites that support OpenID is growing, but one needs a place to host their OpenID. That list of sites is growing too, but who wants to create yet another account? Many, many people have accounts on Yahoo already, but Yahoo isn’t an OpenID provider. idproxy.net essentially makes Yahoo an OpenID provider. Setup is minimal and you don’t need to create another password.

This works so well, I decided to change my OpenID server from phpMyID to idproxy.net. By the way, I am using my URL as my OpenID so my “public” OpenID remains the same even though I’ve changed providers. This means that on sites where I use my OpenID, my login remains unchanged. Sweet.

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