[Setup] OpenID and existing accounts

Graham Perrin G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk
Wed Oct 29 02:45:16 UTC 2008

Lidiaemma wrote:
> Hello, I setup Plone 3.0 with enabled the openID login, besides the
> traditional username&password one. 
> I can login with my openId account, but then the navigation is similar as
> I was a guest, because I do not conver any role and my openid login is not
> "linked" to any existing account.
> Is there anything I misunderstood in openid functionalies or is there
> anything wrong in Plone environment ? What would happen, in a correct
> configuration, after an openID login?

Hi Lidia

The behaviour that you see is normal for current Plone installations.

You may be interested in an add-on product for Plone, 
iw.memberreplace <http://plone.org/products/iw-memberreplace> 

The warning concerning alphaware is balanced by an observation at

> it has been used successfully on a big Plone site (11000 + items, 40
> contributors). 

Looking ahead, two feature requests: 

<http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/8494> (new)

> merge two or more Plone accounts

<http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/7303> (assigned) 

> OpenID and delegation support seems incomplete

presents a list of OpenID-related tickets. 


Graham Perrin, Project/Media Development Officer
CENTRIM - the Centre for Research in Innovation Management
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