[Baypiggies] Google app engine /google app account for baypiggies.net ?

wesley chun wescpy at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 09:43:02 CEST 2010

as a member of the Google App Engine team, i can safely say that
starting in 1.3.4, the authentication option(s) for App Engine apps
has blown wide open with the availability of OpenID federated login:
(OAuth service provider was also launched at the same time should you
wish to allow 3rd-party access to your App Engine data but don't
confuse "authentication" and "authorization.")

App Engine apps only need to select "Federated Login" as their
authentication option and boom, now the app allows logins from Google,
Yahoo!, MySpace, AOL, WordPress, etc., basically, anything on this
page: http://openid.net/get-an-openid

now you don't need just a Google Account to login to an App Engine app!

hope this helps!
-- wesley

ps. i agree with aahz in that it's annoying to constantly have to
create new credentials at every single new web service you run into. i
especially don't like being *forced* to do so, esp. at a retailer.
i'll end up just shopping elsewhere. apparently, this phenomenon is so
common, it has been named: it's called "password fatigue," aka
"password chaos" or "identity chaos..." see

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