Switch DevMaster to use OpenID exclusively?

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dk 158 Feb 03, 2013 at 07:27

What does everyone think if we switch DevMaster to use OpenID exclusively and drop the internal account creation / sign-in process?
Do people generally prefer using a specific username/password for a website or do you prefer using an OpenID provider if possible?

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Reedbeta 167 Feb 03, 2013 at 08:29

I would be happy using OpenID. It’s convenient to use my Google account to sign into websites; that has 2-factor authentication and suchlike, so I have less to worry about in terms of security. I use it for all my StackExchange accounts.

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Stainless 151 Feb 03, 2013 at 10:29

I don’t use any sort of account aggregator, don’t trust them.

I use a separate password for every site, I wouldn’t swap to using OpenID

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Vilem_Otte 117 Feb 03, 2013 at 18:56

Same as Stainless, I just don’t trust account aggregators. Separate (and mostly different) password on every site is a lot more secure, than using just simple OpenID.

As for *random automatic spamming accounts*, using OpenID won’t work, because basically they can do the same on OpenID and log in through OpenID here… so that argument is invalid.

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TheNut 179 Feb 03, 2013 at 19:47

I haven’t used OpenID. I’m against such services primarily on the grounds of privacy, and secondly on the grounds of security. If Devmaster were to use OpenID I would just create a singular account for this one website, which would defeat the purpose of its function. You can consider my vote neutral on the subject :)

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rouncer 103 Feb 03, 2013 at 20:51

vote for. It could be good spam avoidance.