Fwd: Important Update about myOpenID

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Wed Sep 4 15:49:03 UTC 2013

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Subject: 	Important Update about myOpenID
Date: 	Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:41:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: 	Larry Drebes, Janrain <larry.drebes at janrain.com>
Reply-To: 	larry.drebes at janrain.com
To: 	annew at kde.org


I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have made the
decision to end of life the myOpenID
service. myOpenID will be turned off on February 1, 2014.

In 2006 Janrain created myOpenID to fulfill our vision to make
registration and login easier on the web for people. Since that time,
social networks and email providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter,
LinkedIn and Yahoo! have embraced open identity standards. And now,
billions of people who have created accounts with these services can use
their identities to easily register and login to sites across the web in
the way myOpenID was intended.

By 2009 it had become obvious that the vast majority of consumers would
prefer to utilize an existing identity from a recognized provider rather
than create their own myOpenID account. As a result, our business focus
changed to address this desire, and we introduced social login
technology. While the technology is slightly different from where we
were in 2006, I’m confident that we are still delivering on our initial
promise – that people should take control of their online identity and
are empowered to carry those identities with them as they navigate the

For those of you who still actively use myOpenID, I can understand your
disappointment to hear this news and apologize if this causes you any
inconvenience. To reduce this inconvenience, we are delaying the end of
life of the service until February 1, 2014 to give you time to begin
using other identities on those sites where you use myOpenID today.

Speaking on behalf of Janrain, I truly appreciate your past support of


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