Blogger Gets OpenID Controls!

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I logged into Blogger early this morning to write my post for the day and was prowling around in the Settings panels trying to find an option to turn on enclosure fields (in case I ever decide I want to do a podcast episode or two, you know). Lo and behold, I saw a new tab, labeled OpenID! Here’s what was on it:

I remember the Blogger in Draft team promising to add a feature to manage authorized websites back when the OpenID provisioning was turned on. Looks like they did it!

Yes, I know, I’m getting excited by a new tab. Big deal, right? Wrong! Until now, clicking the “Yes, Always” button on the OpenID authorization screen sent that site to a black hole of URLs that was irretrievable, and impossible to alter by removing something (sites could be added to the list, but not removed). Now you can remove a site’s authorization to always confirm that you own your blog address.

To the Blogger development team: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 🙂


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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