OpenID, XRI, and Rails

Posted August 17, 2008

I spent this morning adding i-name support to the openidauthentication plugin. Until it gets merged with the master repository, you're welcome to take a look and tinker with my branch on Github:

What is an i-name? It's an alternative way to identify yourself through OpenID. Instead of using my DNS based OpenID (, I can use my i-name (=peat) ... it's a lot shorter, and it's not explicitly tied to a specific company or location.

Interested? Read more about i-names over here.

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