My favorite online password manager Passpack has just taken a step in the right direction with support for OpenID.
For those who haven’t heard of Passpack, it is an online password manager that lets you securely store your passwords in an encrypted manner whose is known only to you. It is a very secure service and I use it for all my online credentials barring super-sensitive credit card info, bank logins, etc.You can read my complete Passpack Review here.
Now, if you are wondering what OpenID is, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.
OpenID is a shared identity service, which allows Internet users to log on to many different web sites using a single digital identity, single sign-on, eliminating the need for a different user name and password for each site. OpenID is a decentralized, free and open standard that lets users control the amount of personal information they provide.
An OpenID is in the form of a URL. This URL can be the domain name of your own website, or the URL of an OpenID Identity Provider. When you log in with an OpenID, you have to log in to the Identity Provider for validation.
Sign up with Passpack using OpenID
You can sign in with your OpenID by entering the OpenID identity and provider. The first time you do this, you will be taken to the provider’s page for authentication. Say ‘allow Passpack forever’ and you are all set.
Now, complete the Passpack signup process by selecting your Packing key.
Associate OpenID with Passpack account
- Sign in to your Passpack account
- Go to Settings -> Associate another login (new)
- You will be at the OpenID & 3rd Parties page
- You will be signed out and taken to the Passpack OpenID login page
- Then you will be taken to your Provider’s site to authenticate
- At MyOpenID, I said skip the authentication from now on and I was taken back to Passpack.
- I entered my Packing key and was greeted with this message.
Use Google & Windows Live Login with Passpack
You can even login to Passpack with your Google or Windows Live account. How cool is that? The process is very similar to above.
Have you tried Passpack yet? And did I mention you get all this for FREE?