myopenid and cap-key-links instead of passwords

David Nicol davidnicol at
Fri Jan 27 22:59:35 UTC 2006

so I set up and openID account so I could post a comment to a blog,
and promptly forgot the password.

By using passwords, this SSO system contributes to the password glut
rather than helping mitigate it more aggressively.

A better system IMO is to use e-mailed tokens to verify identity.  Not
just at the beginning for e-mail association verification but for sign-in.

If one's account is configured to work that way.

David L Nicol
"It is pointless to give advice and sometimes
dangerous to take it." -- Gore Vidal

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