Ubuntu one and openID

Asked by Anders Wallenquist on 2009-11-28

I have an openID (using a secure hardware dongle) that I want to use with UbuntuOne to secure my login. I don't trust launchpad-login and unsecure passwords. Its also very convenient to use the same secure single-sign-logon on all the services I use daily.
Is it possible to include UbuntuOne?

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Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #1

Trust me Launchpad logins are very safe, and also they are used by a lot
of people, other than that, UbuntuOne supports openID so if you have an
account you should be able to login with that :)

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On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 17:39 +0000, Anders Wallenquist wrote:
> Question #92038 on ubuntuone-client in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/+question/92038
>
> Description changed to:
> I have an openID (using a secure hardware dongle) that I want to use with UbuntuOne to secure my login. I don't trust launchpad-login and unsecure passwords. Its also very convenient to use the same secure single-sign-logon on all the services I use daily.
> Is it possible to include UbuntuOne?
>

Anders Wallenquist (aw) said : #2

Well, the information text tells me that UbuntuOne uses OpenID technology - thats good and futuresafe, but it does not tell me how to use my one and only safe OpenID.

"This is the Launchpad login service utilizing OpenID technology. This site allows you to use your Launchpad account to log into OpenID-enabled sites around the Internet including those run by Canonical and Ubuntu."

No I don't trust launchpad logins. I have invested in a secure infrastructure with large secure certificates stored in hardware. I'm not interested in using not so secure launchpad logins with old password technology and not trusted for our corporate services. Not using a login at the same securtity standard as other services makes UbuntuOne less usefull for serious applications.

The beautiful idea with OpenID are that I (or the company I work for) can decide what level of security I want for my id. This works for services that trulu implements OpenID. As I understand Launchpad are not going to fully implement OpenID. I can today use a Launchpad account as an OpenID-account at other sites, but not use other OpenID accounts with Launchpad. This is not what I want. I already have a working infrastructure that Launchpad cannot compete with and never will. Some workgroups will choose other services on that condition, but this is a problem for Launchpad and not UbuntuOne.

Please tell me how to use my OpenID with UbuntuOne.

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #3

You will have to make a new openID account with the services you trust,
I believe that Ubuntu one only supports launchpad based login so sorry
about that

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 11:03 +0000, Anders Wallenquist wrote:
> Question #92038 on ubuntuone-client in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/+question/92038
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Anders Wallenquist is still having a problem:
> Well, the information text tells me that UbuntuOne uses OpenID
> technology - thats good and futuresafe, but it does not tell me how to
> use my one and only safe OpenID.
>
> "This is the Launchpad login service utilizing OpenID technology. This
> site allows you to use your Launchpad account to log into OpenID-
> enabled sites around the Internet including those run by Canonical and
> Ubuntu."
>
> No I don't trust launchpad logins. I have invested in a secure
> infrastructure with large secure certificates stored in hardware. I'm
> not interested in using not so secure launchpad logins with old password
> technology and not trusted for our corporate services. Not using a login
> at the same securtity standard as other services makes UbuntuOne less
> usefull for serious applications.
>
> The beautiful idea with OpenID are that I (or the company I work for)
> can decide what level of security I want for my id. This works for
> services that trulu implements OpenID. As I understand Launchpad are not
> going to fully implement OpenID. I can today use a Launchpad account as
> an OpenID-account at other sites, but not use other OpenID accounts with
> Launchpad. This is not what I want. I already have a working
> infrastructure that Launchpad cannot compete with and never will. Some
> workgroups will choose other services on that condition, but this is a
> problem for Launchpad and not UbuntuOne.
>
> Please tell me how to use my OpenID with UbuntuOne.
>

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