Basically I noticed it on my own openid implementation first. Then frustrated with yet another openid twist decided to check how it works on SO. And it doesn't for me. As far as I knew blogger openid is just a name of the blog right? Like http://{blogname}.blogspot.com/. Well it doesn't let me in. Has blogger discontinued their OpenID support or changed it somehow or is anyone aware of any buzz around it?

I come to a conclusion that openid is a huge mess :(

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Actually found the problem - my blog was private. One needs to assign public permissions to a blogger blog to use it as OpenID.

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    So perhaps OpenID isn't a huge mess after all? Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 7:57
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    thanks for following up jayarjo! Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 8:03
  • I think it's a mess. Scarce documentation, standards implementation inconsistency, huge amount of non-obvious caveats and mainly very low respect of the feature from OpenID providers themselves.
    – jayarjo
    Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 9:36

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