OpenID Alternatives

    OpenID is described as 'open standard that describes how users can be authenticated in a decentralized manner, eliminating the need for services to provide their own ad hoc systems and allowing users to consolidate their digital identities'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenID, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is OAuth, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to OpenID are Persona (Free, Open Source), humanID (Free, Open Source), itsme (Free) and Portier (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      OAuth is an open standard for authorization. It allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists) stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their credentials, typically supplying username and password tokens instead.
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    1. Persona (formerly BrowserID) allows you to sign in to sites using an email address you choose. So, instead of having to manage multiple usernames and passwords across your favorite sites and devices, you’ll have more time to do the important stuff.

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      Notice on official site:

      "Persona is no longer actively developed by Mozilla. Mozilla has committed to operational and security support of the persona.org services until November 30th, 2016.

      On November 30th, 2016, Mozilla will shut down the persona.org services. Persona.org and related domains will be taken offline."

      See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Persona



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      A project of the Bluenumber Foundation, humanID is an independent single sign-on built for privacy and designed to restore integrity to the web. We believe the path to a safer internet is a user-centric digital identity system that is both accountable and anonymous.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      itsme, my digital ID: which I can now use to log in safely, share ID information and confirm actions with my mobile phone. itsme is an extremely handy and completely safe way to verify your identity digitally.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Portier (pronounced "Por-tee-ay") is a self-hostable login service that you can use instead of passwords.
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    2. Place a button on your site or application which allows Twitter users to enjoy the benefits of a registered user account in as little as one click. Works on websites, iOS, mobile and desktop applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      IndieAuth is a way to use your own domain name to sign in to websites. It works by linking your website to authentication providers such as Twitter or Google, then entering your domain name in the login form on websites that support IndieAuth.
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    3. Distributed network security infrastructure based on self-signed clients SSL certificates and cryptocurrency blockchain Full description here: http://emercoin.com/EMCSSL.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      DandyID is a single access point for managing and sharing your online social identifiers.
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    4. Facebook Connect is a set of APIs from Facebook that enable Facebook members to log onto third-party websites, applications, mobile devices and gaming systems with their Facebook identity.
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