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The spirit of the OpenID concept is a good one, though. I'm one of the people who attended the first OpenID dev camp (before OpenID was adopted on a wide scale) http://openid.net/2008/01/14/the-first-openiddevcamp-was-a-s... and there was (and arguably still is) a need for something like it.

The main problem is that it complicated things when it originally set out to simplify them. Power users are hesitant to consolidate all their user names and passwords into the ultimate master key; from a security standpoint, better to use separation of control when users are also smart enough to use different names/passwords across a variety of sites.




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