Now Blogging with OpenID & RSS Aggregation

With some work, I’ve now enabled OpenID user authentication. It would have been a lot easier if I weren’t running Drupal 5 (for which a core OpenID module is not yet ready) or using a shared host (which meant I don’t control PHP at the system level).

Steps to get OpenID auth running included:

This process will be a lot easier once a core OpenID module is ready for Drupal 5 and if one were in complete control of one’s hosting server. Meanwhile, it wasn’t so hard to enable the first credible global authentication system on a cheap shared host with my paltry technical skills ;)

I’ll be taking (the much simpler) steps soon to let me use this blog site URL as my OpenID.

I’ve also enabled Drupal’s core aggregator module and used it to expose a few open source feeds (Drupal, Sakai, OSP) on the site. The feeds are exposed in 2 blocks that categorize them (eg, the one Drupal feed in one block, the two Sakai and OSP feeds in another block).

Posted by Nate Angell

Wandering IQ. Raised by wolves. Friend to cheese. Working to bend the arc of justice. Learn more about my professional and educational history on LinkedIn and on this blog, or if you really want to get to know me, follow me on Twitter.

One Reply to “Now Blogging with OpenID & RSS Aggregation”

  1. Hi Nate!

    I just signed in with my OpenID,, attribute exchange works. Nice theme!


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