Yahoo Rolls Out OpenID 2.0 Digital Identity Framework Service

Yahoo OpenID 2.0 Digital Identity Framework Internet giant Yahoo has introduced the OpenID 2.0 digital identity framework for 248 million active registered Yahoo users located globally. The new OpenID 2.0 digital identity framework will simplify the online experience by offering users the facility of using a single user name across different Web sites.

In other words, users can now use their Yahoo ID for any other website supporting OpenID 2.0.

The OpenID 2.0 technique is yet new to the internet users and only few web companies like AOL, Microsoft, Sun, and Novell support it.

“A Yahoo! ID is one of the most recognizable and useful accounts to have on the Internet and with our support of OpenID, it will become even more powerful,” said Ash Patel, executive vice president of platforms and infrastructure, Yahoo.

“Supporting OpenID gives our users the freedom to leverage their Yahoo! ID both on and off the Yahoo! network, reducing the number of usernames and passwords they need to remember and offering a single, trusted partner for managing their online identity,” Patel added.

Yahoo is going to launch their OpenID 2.0 service as public beta on January 30.