OpenID is a solution for the log-in problem of having multiple identities online.
The universal log-in standard hadn't come to Facebook sooner because of security and user experience concerns, a post on the social network's blog explained.
Webware 100 winner: OpenID
Larry Magid talks with Max Engel of the social network about the company's efforts to promote log-in identification cooperation among various sites.
We may not see OpenID coming to Facebook Connect anytime soon, but this is a big step for the social network that many open-standards advocates once wrote off for its walled-garden nature.
Social network, which is also unveiling its Data Availability program in a phased launch, wants to be the hub of identity.
Open-source project hosting site SourceForge.net is embracing OpenID--an open-source single sign-on technology that allows an individual to jump between online accounts without re-entering a username and password each time.
OpenID is the future of Web standards with a universal login that works with logins from anywhere on the Web.
The universal log-in standard has been around for three years now. So why is Facebook Connect stealing all its thunder?
The new browser extension helps identify OpenID participants and manage them across the Web. Good timing, considering Facebook Connect is about to make its big debut.