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On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster
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On 03/15/2013 12:16 PM, Robinson Tryon wrote:
One option if you don't have or want an account with any of the
existing OpenID providers would be to run your own OpenID server:

I believe that there were some suggestions in the past about trying to
standardize on OpenID for access to various LibreOffice web services.
In that context, OpenID for the Ask site could just be seen as the
first step in the process. If there are no current plans to migrate to
OpenID, then I think we should investigate the difficulty of
implementing double opt-in with Askbot.


That does not seem a good solution.  I do not want to run my own ID

I just want to use my standard email account and not have to create or add
any other service to then sign in to LO's Ask LO system.

Fair enough.

I just wonder how many people would think that this is not a good idea and
think there is some sort of "discrimination" involved against people who
just want to use a normal email, like they use on the LO email lists.

I don't think there's any intentional discrimination here. Based on my
understanding of the situation, TDF has a very small Infrastructure/IT
team for the size of the demands heaped upon it. If we'd had to roll
our own double-opt-in system for Askbot, it might have taken months
more to get the Ask site up and running, so I support the decision to
go with OpenID if that was the fastest option to get something up and

I'll look into the feasibility of enabling local accounts for the Ask
site. It's possible that this feature may be available in the latest
version of Askbot, or that the upstream devs could help to cook
something up for us, but I think the first priority is to get us
running the latest version of the Askbot
( and then go from

 I use
the same email for the lists, the wiki work, and even the CMS work [when I
used to use it].  I did not have to use a social media service or set up a
ID server for those.

Would you consider using an OpenID provider that isn't bundling the
service with email, a social network, or other services? There are
some dedicated OpenID providers listed here:


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