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Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider

Windows Live ID Commits to Support OpenIDBeginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider.

You will soon be able to use your Windows Live ID account to sign in to any OpenID Web site!

The Windows Live ID OpenID Provider (OP) enables anyone with a Windows Live ID account to set up an OpenID alias and to use that alias for identification at an increasing number of OpenID 2.0 relying party sites-for example: Plaxo, Pibb, StackOverflow.com and Wikispaces.

LiveID OpenID choice

The initial release is a Community Technology Preview (CTP) Release in the Windows Live ID Integration (INT) environment. It is intended primarily for relying-party Web sites (such as Speedtest) and developers of relying-party client libraries, to enable them to test the interoperability of their implementations against the Windows Live ID OP endpoint and flush out any bugs or incompatibilities.

Note that the Windows Live ID OP supports only the OpenID 2.0 protocol.

The Windows Live ID INT environment is separate from the main Production environment, and is for testing purposes only. If you have not already created a Windows Live ID user account for testing in INT, you can do so at http://login.live-int.com/.

After you have your Windows Live ID account in INT, go to https://login.live-int.com/beta/ManageOpenID.srf to set up your OpenID alias on that test account.

NOTE: INT accounts are for testing purposes only and are NOT intended to be permanent user accounts. They do not allow access to Windows Live services in Production.

Call to Action

We want you to try the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider CTP release, let us know your feedback, and tell us about any problems you find.

To prepare:
1.Go to https://login.live-INT.com/ and use the sign-up button to set up a Windows Live ID test account in the INT environment.
2.Go to https://login.live-int.com/beta/ManageOpenID.srf to set up your OpenID test alias.


OpenID in Albania!

The Republic of Albania is a country in South Eastern Europe. The Capital of Albania is Tirana and the population is about 3 million.

Welcome to Ervin Ramollari newly appointed OpenID Albanian Representative.

Ervin holds an MSc (Distinction) in Software Engineering and Telecommunications from CITY College, affiliated institution of the University of Sheffield. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), a research centre of the University of Sheffield and CITY College, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

At SEERC Ervin is a researcher under the ICT Research Track and the Software Engineering & Service Oriented Technologies (SoE) Group, where he is working in internal and EU-funded research projects (such as FUSION STREP and Embed4Auto). His research interests related to his PhD include Distributed Computing and in particular Web services, as well as object oriented A&D with the UML, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), and network security, for which he has written several publications. Ervin is currently maintaining the SEERC’s

The OpenID Europe Team follow growing up and it is still possible to become member only for the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldavia
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Ukraine
  • Slovakia