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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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
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
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.
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 :)
vote for. It could be good spam avoidance.