Does TypePad support OpenID?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Tue Jan 24 18:23:10 UTC 2006

TypePad templates don't do OpenID, no.  But TypePad users are TypeKey
users and TypeKey does support it:

See the head section of:

So that URL should auth.

So just ask for "LiveJournal" and "TypeKey" usernames for your service list.
Also, "other OpenID URL" would be nice.

- Brad

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Jens Alfke wrote:

> TypePad doesn't seem to support OpenID directly ? I tried entering a
> TypePad blog URL into an OpenID auth field and got an error, not a
> login page. But IIRC, don't TypePad identities map to TypeKey
> identities? And TypeKey is an OpenID server, right? So is there some
> transformation of a TypePad URL that can be used to log into OpenID?
> (I'd like to make it as easy as possible for people to log into my
> app. So instead of just a URL field, I want to have a "service:" pop-
> up with choices like "LiveJournal", "TypeKey", etc. so people can
> select a service and just type in their username. Of course one of
> the choices in the pop-up will be "OpenID URL". I'm using the inverse
> mapping when displaying user identities: rather than http://
>, I'll show just "foo" with the little LiveJournal
> head icon next to it, the way you see it in people's journals. I'll
> use corresponding icons for other services.)
> Thanks,
> --Jens

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