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[Suggestion] Please implement OpenID

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Lojo, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Lojo

    Lojo Active Member

    Can you please implement OpenID
  2. Lojo

    Lojo Active Member

  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I have a feeling this will be implemented when xenForo implements Twitter integration etc. I may be over looking the design of xenForo here but since they are using the Zend Framework, couldn't they use Zend_Openid to make things easier?
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They use -bits- of the Zend framework, and from what they've said, not much of it. 
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I want to increase membership on my forums, not gathering members from EXTERNAL sites. Sure it increases social aspects to the site, but are we really increasing the USERBASE of the forum by giving the chance of integrating facebook/twitter/openid?
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    haha carlos. you are missing the point here!

    integration with facebook, twitter, openid, google accounts is not just about social networking.

    it is about making it easy for new visitors to create an account as quickly as possible to start posting.

    forum registration forms tend to be very complicated. these third party service makes it much faster as the user can just approve the connectivity, and you get access to their name/email address automatically.

    the validation is also no longer required because these accounts are already validated.

    when i landed here on this forum, i created my account within a matter of seconds using FB integration. i did not even have to pick a password.

    i have personally found out that vb fb integration resulted in more new members joining the forum. because it is just easier to join it!
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  7. valdet

    valdet Active Member

    Any updates if xF will have openid integration ?

    Till now it seems only Facebook integration will be supported....
  8. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

    :rolleyes: Maybe if I said I worked for Twitter they would reconsider lol.
  9. Ben Davis

    Ben Davis Active Member

    It's likely they will include other forms of integration but currently there isn't much need for it.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Facebook Connect is more widely used then OpenID; many people have no clue what OpenID is (Especially ones that aren't technically inclined), whereas Facebook has a huge platform with millions of users.

    And if they add OpenID, why don't they just add every other SSO solution? Because thats likely going to be what happens; every user will request their favorite solution, and it'll just be a mess :)
  11. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    openid would open the forum to google and yahoo users. i think both support openid based logins. and since people are already supposed to put in their email ids, connectivity with google and yahoo mails a lot of sense. not everyone is comfortable connecting their facebook profile to a forum.

    ooh nice.

    here are some more: LiveJournal, MySpace, WordPress, Blogger, TypePad...
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Google/Yahoo use a modified version I thought?

    There was some controversy over how they weren't supporting OpenID as it was originally intended, and put their own spin on it. 
  13. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

    OpenID would be nice to have. ;)
    NorthFighter likes this.
  14. Jura

    Jura Member

    Does anyone here actually use OpenID?
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  15. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i can say for myself. i use it where it is offered over Twitter/Facebook just because it does not connect my social profiles to that site.
    NorthFighter likes this.
  16. NorthFighter

    NorthFighter Member

    Yes, I use more then two years.
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  17. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Definitely needed for sites that run other software alongside xF. +1
  18. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    So are we trying to say that implementing OpenID is more important than Twitter Auth, Google Auth and Yahoo Auth?
  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Than Yahoo, yes.
    Darkimmortal likes this.
  20. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    I use it with my Social Engine site. Now that OpenID has included PayPal as a login option, this opens many new doors for subscription stuff too.

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