Microsoft and Google boost Open ID scheme

The Open ID scheme has been boosted following approvals from Microsoft and Google.

 

The scheme will allow people to use one name and password on multiple websites with the idea that people will no longer need a different login identity and password for almost every website.

 

The idea should mean that anyone with an Open ID identifier can use it to log in to, and use, any and every other site that has signed up to the scheme.

 

It has already been backed by Yahoo and AOL and the addition of Google and Microsoft will mean more than 400 million users will be added.

 

Around 10,000 websites are thought to accept Open ID as a login route, the addition of more sites should see it available to 750 million users

 

However critics have pointed out that much of the backing for Open ID is one-way as other sites are being allowed to accept Google and Microsoft logins in place of their own, but the two tech giants are not reciprocating. At the moment the two are not accepting other Open ID credentials to login to their services. 

 

The scheme will allow people to use one name and password on multiple websites with the idea that people will no longer need a different login identity and password for almost every website.

 

The idea should mean that anyone with an Open ID identifier can use it to log in to, and use, any and every other site that has signed up to the scheme.

 

It has already been backed by Yahoo and AOL and the addition of Google and Microsoft will mean more than 400 million users will be added.

 

Around 10,000 websites are thought to accept Open ID as a login route, the addition of more sites should see it available to 750 million users

 

However critics have pointed out that much of the backing for Open ID is one-way as other sites are being allowed to accept Google and Microsoft logins in place of their own, but the two tech giants are not reciprocating. At the moment the two are not accepting other Open ID credentials to login to their services. 

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