[Python-Dev] Too many Python accounts (was Re: PyPI comments and ratings, *really*?)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Nov 15 21:46:29 CET 2009

> I've never found OpenID at all intuitive to use.  Are there instructions on
> pypi.python.org which detail the steps necessary to use OpenID to login?  I
> saw the "Claim OpenID" link on my PyPI profile page.  So now I have an
> OpenID URL.  What am I supposed to do with that?  If I visit that URL it
> downloads a small bit of XML.
> I've tried using my Yahoo! and Luanchpad OpenIDs for other sites in the
> past.  I've never successfully logged into any website with them, at least
> not as far as I can recall.  I realize that maybe this is something that
> just doesn't click with me (maybe I'm an OpenID Luddite), but it seems to me
> that OpenID needs to be a bit easier (or obvious?) to use if it's to become
> some sort of de facto standard login mechanism.

That's indeed what PyPI attempts to do. At the "claim openid" place,
follow the Launchpad link. It should guide you through the procedure.

Then, when you want to login, again follow the Launchpad link on the
front page.


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