AOL Deploys OpenID


On Wednesday, John Panzer of AOL announced that AOL has deployed OpenID on top of their identity system. What this means is that if you have an AOL identifier (including AIM), you've got an OpenID and can use your AOL identifier to login to OpenID enabled Web sites. Here's what John says:

Here's where we are today:
  • Every AOL/AIM user now has at least one OpenID URI, http://openid.aol.com/.
  • This experimental OpenID 1.1 Provider service is available now and we are conducting compatibility tests.
  • We're working with OpenID relying parties to resolve compatibility issues.
  • Our blogging platform has enabled basic OpenID 1.1 in beta, so every beta blog URI is also a basic OpenID identifier. (No Yadis yet.)
  • We don't yet accept OpenID identities within our products as a relying party, but we're actively working on it. That roll-out is likely to be gradual.
  • We are tracking the OpenID 2.0 standardization effort and plan to support it after it becomes final.
From AOL and OpenID: Where we are
Referenced Fri Feb 16 2007 07:19:01 GMT-0700 (MST)

Very good.