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Relying Party Stats as of Nov. 1st, 2008

By Michael Olson | Posted on November 10, 2008

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October was another strong month for new Relying Parties (as seen by myopenid.com ). The OpenID buzz increased during the month as the google OP went live, and the microsoft OP went live to their beta audience. It’s now clear that the OP side of the equation is doing just fine, and what we need now is more RP participation. JanRain recently announced the release of it’s RPX service to make it simple for any website to accept OpenIDs.

One of the internal metrics we track on myOpenID, is active users. An active user in our definition is someone who uses their OpenID on more than one RP, consistently (if you go off the grid for a week, you fall out of the count). What’s interesting is if you plot this metric over a period of time you see a stair step effect. Each one of those stepups can traced to a popular website becoming an RP (think 37signals, plaxo, sourceforge, stackoverflow,…) . We are excited, because several of the RPs we are working with, in the pipeline for a November go live, have larger traffic (and brand) than any existing RP.

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Michael Olson

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Michael Olson joined Janrain more than five and a half years ago and has experienced the explosive growth of the digital marketing technology landscape. Previously, he managed demand generation programs at Janrain. Currently, as the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Michael drives go-to-market strategy for product launches as well as positioning and messaging to communicate the value of customer profile management solutions to companies. Michael's writing has been featured in publications such as GigaOM, Adotas and iMedia Connection.

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