[Python-Dev] Too many Python accounts

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Nov 16 14:41:38 CET 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> Even not having provider changes supported would still allow me to use
>> my openid with PyPI which would be great. The only problem with changing
>> provider that I can see is when the provider a user changes to would
>> then be a duplicate - in which case I think just refusing to allow the
>> login would be fine (rather than changing the provider for that account).
> In that case, it would be much easier to record your true openid (i.e.
> the one that your provider is able to validate). You can then enter the
> alias that you are used to, and PyPI would map that right away to the
> verifiable ID, and log you in with that.
Would it be possible to detect a change of provider and then offer the 
option to migrate the account to the new provider (so long as it does 
not conflict with another account)?

> For this to work, you would have to upgrade your web page to OpenID 2,
> as this is the only protocol that PyPI supports.

This I can do.



> Regards,
> Martin


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