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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#3613 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Should support OpenID authenticated commenting / accounts

Reported by: ruddo's profile RuddO Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


It'd be nice if WP could authenticate commenters/people using OpenID as their authentication source. We already have the URL field, we could just auto-create the account for the user, or perhaps just use the information and remember to say that the user was authenticated.

But what would really be killer is if WP could itself serve as an OpenID authentication service, so blog admins could type its blog URL and have WP negotiate the auth details with client services. Naturally this would require that the admin interface let the admin select which user would be authenticated (cos not all of us use the Admin account for posting, ya know) -- perhaps via a dropdown?

Change History (5)

#1 @Viper007Bond
16 years ago

  • Version set to 2.1

-1 to making it core. Best left to a plugin IMO, of which there already is one. ;)

#2 @RuddO
16 years ago

Why not on core? Other blogging platforms already incorporate this in core, and asking the user to set up an authentication system is already cumbersome.

#3 @Znuff
16 years ago

The plugin is available here:
It's mantained by Alan J Castonguay and Hans Granqvist.
Works with all versions I tried (2.1 SVN and now current SVN).

#4 @foolswisdom
16 years ago

  • Summary changed from OpenID support to Should support OpenID authenticated commenting / accounts

#5 @foolswisdom
16 years ago

  • Milestone 2.2 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as WONTFIX for now. Multiple plugins exist for this functionality. You have also combined the two issues of consuming and serving.

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