I eventually had time to investigate this OpenID concept tonight. Let’s quote the site which will explain it better than me: “OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity.”. Now if you are ready, it is possible to create such an ID using the nice MyOpenID website. Just enter your details, click on the link in the email confirmation and you are ready to roll.

You can also create your own identity provider using the phpMyID project. Now, this might not be really necessary considering the number of sites offering this service already, but one can never be paranoid enough 🙂