Does Facebook use OpenID?

In continuing with our efforts toward greater openness, we are excited to announce that Facebook is now an OpenID relying party. We’ve been engaging with the OpenID community for a while now.

Is OpenID obsolete?

OpenID 2.0 is deprecated, and just today the OpenID Foundation approved an OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration Guide.

Is OpenID safe?

OpenID itself is secure, however due to its decentralised nature it often assumes that three servers are “trusted”. If these servers are not trustworthy then your security is gone.

Is OpenID free?

Today, anyone can choose to use an OpenID or become an OpenID Provider for free without having to register or be approved by any organization.

How secure is OpenID?

Does Yahoo support OpenID?

Authentication¶ Thus, Yahoo as the Identity Provider allows Relying Parties or Clients to use OpenID Connect to authenticate their users through our service. As a result, users can use the same Yahoo credentials on multiple websites that support the OpenID Connect specification.

Will OIDC replace SAML?

While it’s possible that OIDC will replace SAML eventually, I’d just like to point out that we’ve finally got a serious snowball effect going with SAML. OIDC isn’t yet final, and it’s going to take time to migrate to.

Is OIDC the same as OAuth?

The OpenID Connect flow looks the same as OAuth. The only differences are, in the initial request, a specific scope of openid is used, and in the final exchange the Client receives both an Access Token and an ID Token. As with the OAuth flow, the OpenID Connect Access Token is a value the Client doesn’t understand.

Who uses OpenID?

As of March 2016, there are over 1 billion OpenID-enabled accounts on the Internet (see below) and approximately 1,100,934 sites have integrated OpenID consumer support: AOL, Flickr, Google,, Canonical (provider name Ubuntu One), LiveJournal, Microsoft (provider name Microsoft account), Mixi, Myspace, Novell …