Using OpenID to log into TeachingWithData.org

OpenID is a decentralized standard employed by several large organizations that either issue or accept these profiles, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Flickr, Blogger, Wordpress, LiveJournal, Microsoft, AOL, MySpace, and many more. At this time, TwD accepts Google, Yahoo!, AOL, and OpenID profiles. Others may be added in the future.

When you use your OpenID to log into TwD, your password is only given to your identity provider (like Yahoo! or Google), and that provider confirms your identity. TwD does ask OpenID users to complete an abbreviated registration form.

OpenID is rapidly gaining adoption on the web, with over one billion OpenID enabled user accounts and over 50,000 websites accepting OpenID for logins. For more information and to create an account with OpenID, please see their Web site at http://openid.net.

Steps to logging into TeachingWithData.org through your OpenID account

  1. On the TeachingWithData.org home page, click on "Login."

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  2. Select the OpenID account that you wish to use. If your account is not in the list, click on OpenID to search for more or to create an OpenID account.

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  3. When logging in to TeachingWithData.org, you will actually be logging through a previously established account that you own, in this case, Google. TwD will not see your password. Log in problems need to be addressed with your ID provider.

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  4. You will be directed to a page requesting some basic information. This information stays with TwD.

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  5. When logged in, the site recognizes you, offers you the option to view your Portfolio, Reading Lists, Submit resources, and make changes to Your Account. You can also logout.

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