[Catalog-sig] OpenID

Gary Poster gary.poster at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 20:04:14 CEST 2009

On Aug 29, 2009, at 1:49 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>> I'm afraid I don't understand the question, but that may be because  
>> I'm
>> on the periphery of our support.
>> This page is very simple, but might answer some questions:
>> https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/OpenID .
>> For example, my Launchpad openid is https://launchpad.net/~gary .
>> If this doesn't help, let me know, and I'll pass the question along  
>> to
>> someone more knowledgeable.
> That's the OpenID 1 view of the world. In the OpenID 2 world, you  
> don't
> need to know your OpenID - you just need to know you have a  
> Launchpad ID.
> When asked in an OpenID login box, you *don't* enter
> "https://launchpad.net/~gary" anymore. Instead, you just enter
> "https://launchpad.net" (or click on the Launchpad icon). The OpenID
> machinery will then steer you through the login process. You may have
> to confirm that you want to login into PyPI (*), but you won't have to
> tell anywhere explicitly that you are gary - assuming you had logged
> into Launchpad before.
> This much improved user experience is the key feature of OpenID 2.0.
> Regards,
> Martin
> (*) if you had confirmed this before, you may get logged in
> immediately after clicking the Launchpad icon.

Ah gotcha.  Thank you very much for the explanation.

If you encounter any problems with using Launchpad for this, I would  
appreciate it if you let me know.  There's a reasonable chance I'd be  
able to help arrange a resolution.


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