Being Your Own OpenID Provider

6 05 2008

I tried twice today to set up a this domain as my OpenID, delegating first to Yahoo! then to my GMail account (using which is almost there but not quite yet). Ended up setting up my own OpenID provider using phpMyID, which might be a bit rough at the edges but works as advertised.

I was only briefly stumped because for some reason, hashing my password using openssl did not give the same result as hashing it via PHP. Turns out I had forgotten to use ‘-n’ with ‘echo’ D’oh!

Somehow I was hoping this OpenID stuff would have been a bit easier…




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