Blogger Testing OpenID Comments

closeThis post was published 13 years 2 months ago. A number of changes have been made to the site since then, so please contact me if anything is broken or seems wrong.

You might notice a change in the comment form for this blog and others. That’s because Blogger in Draft has launched a test of OpenID commenting, and I’ve opted in. That means that if you have an account somewhere like AOL/AIM, LiveJournal, TypeKey, WordPress, or any other OpenID provider (Technorati, for example), you can use that identity to comment.

Also in the works is support to use Blogger blog URLs as OpenID-compatible identities elsewhere, both Blog*Spot and custom domains. I’m excited about this part, as I really don’t want to be using my AIM screenname as an identity, but I really don’t have many other options at the moment. I don’t use AIM much at all, and am looking forward to the Blogger team enabling OpenID login with my own blog URL. This site isn’t likely to go anywhere, so using it as my identity would be quite nice.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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