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Get an OpenID® | OpenID

Surprise! You may already have an OpenID.

If you use any of the following services, you already have your own OpenID. Below are instructions on how to sign in with each of the following providers on an OpenID enabled website. (When you see bold text, you should replace it with your own username or screenname on that service.)


Look for the “Sign in with a Google Account” button or use your Google Profile URL.


Look for the “Sign in with Yahoo” button.

Yahoo! Japan

Look for the “Yahoo! JAPAN IDでログイン” button.


Enter “”


Click the “Sign in with Hyves” button.


Enter your blog URL: “”


Look for the “Sign in with Yahoo” button or use your photostream URL


Click the “Sign in with Orange” button or enter “”


mixi is a web service that allows users to communicate with their friends and acquaintances.


Look for the “Login with MySpaceID” button or enter “


Enter your URL, for example: “”


Look for a “Sign in with AOL” button or enter “

Other Well Known & Simple Providers

In addition, there are several dedicated OpenID providers that are generally recommended by various members of the community. While not a comprehensive list, each of these providers offers a free and secure OpenID to use across the web. allows you to create your own social hub on an OpenID domain you own and control.


ClaimID is an easy way to manage your online identity with OpenID. is an OpenID provider with support for groups and the Korean language.


myOpenID is the first standalone provider for both individuals and businesses, with secure multi-factor authentication.


VeriSign’s Personal Identity Provider is an OpenID provider with support for multi-factor authentication.

Your Internet ID

Your Internet ID lets you build a social identity to use on the web.

Roll Your Own

Of course, you can always use your own URI, blog URL or website as your OpenID. Delegation is the simplest way to get up and running with OpenID, and Sam Ruby wrote a great tutorial.

Delegation requires nothing more than an OpenID Provider and some basic HTML. If you want to host your own OpenID Provider, you’ll also need some coding experience.

phpMyID is a simple open source PHP script that lets you fully host your own Provider. If you would like to do something more complex, check out our page for Developers.