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Demand OpenID!

By Larry Drebes | Posted on May 16, 2008

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Demand OpenID! is a new service which enables you to demand OpenID login support from websites you visit everyday. It’s a simple website and bookmarklet that provides a “one click call to action” for requesting support at your favorite websites.

How does it work? After you sign in for the first time, you’ll be given a bookmarklet to add to your web browser. Later, when you visit a website that asks you to log in and you wish it had OpenID support, just click the bookmarklet to have your vote recorded on the Demand OpenID website. Take a look at the demands for OpenID on Twitter. The service is unique in that it requires a user to log in with their OpenID, and publicly displays their votes on the website. It shows that these are people who have OpenIDs, and want to use them at websites across the internet.


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Larry Drebes

Larry Drebes


Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. In its early days, Janrain drove the development of the majority of the open source OpenID protocol libraries that continue to be used today by organizations such as Google and Yahoo!, and was a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, a nonprofit governance organization for the industry. Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley startups, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet-based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and its RocketMail product became Yahoo! Mail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.

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