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AOL and OpenID

John Panzer: Every AOL/AIM user now has at least one OpenID URI, http://openid.aol.com/<sn>.

Wow.  That’s a lot of people.  I just tried it, and my AIM screen name worked.


I just tried using my AIM screen name to log into the openid.net wiki, and got sent to the page some API page — openid.net still doesn’t list me as being logged on.

Posted by Seth Gordon at

(let’s see if intertwingly.net does that any better...)

Posted by Seth Gordon at

Well, that’s interesting.  Maybe the wild card in *.openid.net is confusing AOL’s OpenID client software?

Posted by Seth Gordon at

It worked on the phpBB 2.0 branch of phpbb-openid, but not on the phpBB 3.0 one.

P.S. Nice acronym job! :-D

Posted by Dmitry Shechtman at

I'm wrong. It's 63 million OpenID's.

In the last post, I stated that AOL enabled 20 million users with OpenID’s. I culled that number from a 2006 article in Information Week about AOL’s subscriber base. I was wrong. Via Sam Ruby, I see that AOL has enabled anyone with an AOL instant...

Excerpt from Unit Structures at

[from wizardishungry] Sam Ruby: AOL and OpenID

AIM has OpenID export...

Excerpt from del.icio.us/network/mikenavarro at

Johannes Ernst - NetMesh: AOL Is Doing OpenID!

Update: Sam Ruby calculated that this means 63 million new OpenIDs! John Panzer, who has been one of the drivers behind this effort, announced late last night that AOL is on-line with OpenID. This is instantenously doubling the OpenID user base! (I...

Excerpt from Planet Identity at

AOL enables OpenID for 63 milliion users

AOL has done it, enabled OpenID for all 63 million AIM users. I saw this mentioned by Fred Stutzman and Sam Ruby. I went to OpenID.net and logged into their wiki just fine using openid.aol.com/k1v1n. Then just because I could I did it again at...

Excerpt from HighTouch at

AOL Is Doing OpenID!

Update: Sam Ruby calculated that this means 63 million new OpenIDs! John Panzer, who has been one of the drivers behind this effort, announced late last night that AOL is on-line with OpenID. This is instantenously doubling the OpenID user base! (I...

Excerpt from Johannes Ernst's Blog at

AOL goes OpenID

Incredibly good news for the OpenID movement: AOL brings in 63 million new users! Great work, John Panzer, keep on moving …...

Excerpt from solution media blog at

AOL Picks Up OpenID

OpenID seems to be causing a lot of waves. AOL now supports OpenID. Every AOL/AIM user now automatically has a OpenID and Sam Ruby has already verified it. It is still not all the way I think, reading into John Panzer’s post, AOL is still...

Excerpt from iface thoughts at

This is a totally not expected movement from AOL, at least not after all this. OpenID was showing to them as a solution all that time, what made them make up their mind? Logic forces itself?!

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