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  • Re: What about signed messages?

    One of the virtues of OpenID is that it takes all of that complicated cryptography stuff out of the user's hands and lets some other entity (the OpenID Provider) control it on the user's behalf. Of course, the user can choose to do it himself if he wants by running his own personal OpenID Provider.

    Technologies like PGP are doomed so long as I have to be at my own PC to use them. Perhaps with some help from protocols and client software the usability can be improved, but as long as I'm identifying myself with something I can't remember I'm tied to using my identity only in locations where that something (my PGP key) is already stored.

    By Martin Atkins at 08:32 am on 24th Jan 2007