OpenID authentication for wiki?

Hi everyone,

I’ve been doing some long-overdue tuning and wiki cleanup. One thing that comes up with anti-spam is using OpenID for logins rather than creating a username.

Thoughts? There’s definitely a convenience factor since you don’t have to create/remember more passwords.

Thanks,
-Geoff


Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
tel: (412) 648-0492
email: geoff.hutchison@gmail.com
web: http://hutchison.chem.pitt.edu/

It wouldn’t hurt. Most sites I’m familiar with use that these days.

I’m all for it.

Dave

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Geoffrey Hutchison <
geoff.hutchison@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I’ve been doing some long-overdue tuning and wiki cleanup. One thing that
comes up with anti-spam is using OpenID for logins rather than creating a
username.

Thoughts? There’s definitely a convenience factor since you don’t have to
create/remember more passwords.

Thanks,
-Geoff


Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
tel: (412) 648-0492
email: geoff.hutchison@gmail.com
web: http://hutchison.chem.pitt.edu/


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On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Geoffrey Hutchison
geoff.hutchison@gmail.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I’ve been doing some long-overdue tuning and wiki cleanup. One thing that comes up with anti-spam is using OpenID for logins rather than creating a username.

I use it on the wikis I use that make it available, and would love to
do it with more.

Marcus

I use it on the wikis I use that make it available, and would love to do it with more.

OK, it seems to work. Please let me know if people have issues before I publicize this to the rest of the mailing lists. If you already have an account, you can convert by logging in to the wiki and then going to this URL:

http://avogadro.cc/wiki/Special:OpenIDConvert

This will allow you to “claim” your Avogadro username by linking to an OpenID provider.

I have also done some pruning and removed tons of spammy usernames. Registered users should now be able to edit … and we’ll see if spam attempts occur again.

-Geoff