[Python-Dev] Too many Python accounts (was Re: PyPI comments and ratings, *really*?)
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Nov 15 23:11:36 CET 2009
skip at pobox.com wrote:
> Martin> That's indeed what PyPI attempts to do. At the "claim openid"
> Martin> place, follow the Launchpad link. It should guide you through
> Martin> the procedure.
> Well, since I use Google a lot more I'd prefer to use that. If I click the
> Google OpenID link I now get
> OpenID is already claimed
That means that you already did it. You can associate each OpenID only
with one account (and it doesn't special-case that you are trying to do
> Martin> Then, when you want to login, again follow the Launchpad link on
> Martin> the front page.
> That seems to work, but I'm not sure how.
If it logs you in, it works.
> Google OpenID link leads to
> which contains nothing about me.
Don't worry about that. That's how OpenID is supposed to work.
> I saw a pypi.python.org cookie which
> expires "On Quit", so I restarted Camino and verified there were no
> pypi.python.org cookies, then clicked the Google OpenID link. It still
> works. I must be missing something obvious...
It's far from obvious. It's called "provider-driven identifier
selection". PyPI redirects your browser to Google. Google looks at
the Google cookie, and finds your identity; they also see that you
have opted to automatically log into PyPI. So without further questions,
they redirect you back to PyPI. PyPI finds your account, and displays
a logged-in page.
Look Ma, no ugly login box with tons of characters to type.
More information about the Python-Dev