OpenID delegation with your userpage
As part of the new userpage feature we offer, we also allow you the usage of the so called OpenID delegation. You might have already seen this as an alternative way to login on some websites. It has this OpenID sign:
OpenID allows you to be identified by a URL. In the normal case, you register an account at an OpenID service. For example, I use myOpenID, which provides me with an OpenID URL that I can use to login to those sites providing an OpenID login. But OpenID also allows for so called delegation, so with just a few meta tags on a webpage, you can redirect from this webpage to your real OpenID service. This allows you to use this new URL as your OpenID identification. You could then add those meta tags to your own webpage and use your own URL as OpenID identification without running an OpenID service for yourself. For information about how to use delegation on your webpage, you can read this article.
We now allow you to use your userpage as an OpenID identification URL, but only in the delegation form, because we don't currently offer an OpenID service. If you, for example, register an account at myOpenID, you will be able to delegate this to their service with the form fields on your userpage editor. For my myOpenID account (raudssus) , I filled up the fields in my userpage editor like this:
OpenID server meta tag for your userpage:
OpenID delegate meta tag for your userpage:
and now I can use https://dukgo.com/getty as my OpenID login on all pages with OpenID :). I've been using OpenID for many years, now, and I definitely recommend this service. If you know other free services you can suggest, please add them to the comments!