Authentication Alternatives

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8/8/2010 1:59:28 PM
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Authentication Alternatives

Hi Joe,

I've been doing some tests with OpenId and Windows Live Authentication and missed the following. Not sure if its a new feature request or something I don't understand correctly.

1) When using OpenId for registering, I'm stuck with it? I can't log on using my e-mail because I don't know the password and I can't change the password for the same reason. Is there a way to overcome this behavior? Maibe a new feature that allows changing password without knowing the old one when the user registered with OpenId, RPX or Windows Live ....

2) I registered with Windows Live and was able to sign in with Rpx using yahoo (same e-mail). When I tried OpenId (same e-mail) mojoportal tried to create a new user.... Seems like a bug to me (or, maybe a new feature)

8/8/2010 8:29:33 PM
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Re: Authentication Alternatives

Hi,

On number 2, I would put money on the Yahoo login working with your Live registration because MS and Yahoo have been playing nice with their logins.

http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/networks

-Joe D.

8/9/2010 8:25:06 AM
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Re: Authentication Alternatives

When a user is created via RPX or Windows Live, they are expected to use the same authentication when they login. We do create a random password and the user could login with the email and the password if the user knew the random password. The user could obtain the password using the password recovery. 

It is not currently a feature that a user may use all available authentication systems. The authentication choices were not intended to provide an array of various ways to login for the same user so much as make it easy to register or authenticate by giving a wide choice of options that may be easier for some users than the standard login system. The intention is mainly to increase site registration by reducing friction such as having to make or remember a new password.

RPX does support windows live so it is reasonable that they can login using Windows Live either using the main windows live login or the RPX login. In both cases it is really logging into windows live, just using different mechanisms. One can disable Windows Live in RPX if they only want Live users to be able to login using the main Windows Live login.

Best,

Joe

8/9/2010 7:38:45 PM
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On number 2, I would put money on the Yahoo login working with your Live registration because MS and Yahoo have been playing nice with their logins.

 

Great guess Joe Davis !!!! It was, indeed, Yahoo.

8/9/2010 7:44:33 PM
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Thank's Joe !!! I'll do some tests using only RPX and disabling Windows Live .... 

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