When Microsoft announced that Live ID would become an OpenID provider, I wanted to know if this mean that I would be able to log into Windows Live with the OpenID I had established with JanRain (myOpenID). Angus Logan took some time to bring me up to speed on the providing party/relying party issues and pointed out that Microsoft has in fact worked as a relying party with 3 different OpenID providing parties in their HealthVault project. The supported providers are:
I happen to use myopenid, but every time I try to get started with it, I get an error
“We’re sorry. We couldn’t locate your OpenID due to a communications problem. Try again later.”
Now I haven;t begun to pester the nice folks at HealthVault or JanRain. Nor have I tried logging in with my trusty Live ID. I thought I would throw it out here to you all and see what you have to say.
There is more to this than the basic mechanics of the OpenID implementation – I would like to hear thoughts on the wider range of issues as well.