Email Addresses as Openids

Eran Hammer-Lahav: Users should be able to use their email address as their OpenID, as most sites today use emails as usernames anyway. This will solve the first part of making the identifier simple. So instead of choosing ‘AOL as the identity provider and entering the screen name, or worse, typing ‘’, the user will type ‘’.

This can’t happen soon enough and there’s a detailed promising proposal behind it. Further discussion here.

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