# Got me some OpenID

I finally signed up for an OpenID identity with MyOpenID. I’d been meaning to try out a single sign-on scheme for a while. OpenID hits all the right buttons for me: open, lots of implementations, low barrier to entry (compare that with Microsoft Passport).

I found the following blog post and sites helpful:

The process was pretty straightforward, with one twist. I wanted my OpenID name to be rich.phekda.org, i.e.: to delegate from my personal domain/host to the actual OpenID server. OpenID is designed to support this.

Here are the steps in getting it working:

• Read lots of web pages about OpenID. ;)
• Test out my new OpenID richdawe.myopenid.com by using OpenIDEnabled’s test page, and also by logging into LiveJournal with OpenID.
• Set up a virtual host on my web server for rich.phekda.org.
• Create a basic web page for rich.phekda.org.
• Set up the OpenID delegation. Add the link and meta tags to rich.phekda.org’s web page, as described in "Use your own URL as an OpenID".
• Test out my new OpenID rich.phekda.org by using OpenIDEnabled’s test page, and by posting on Wez’s blog.