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MicroID – Small Decentralized Verifiable Identity

by Simon. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

MicroID is a lightweight identity layer for the web, invented by Jeremie Miller (creator of Jabber). MicroID enables anyone to claim verifiable ownership over content hosted anywhere on the web (social networking sites, discussion forums, blogs, etc.). MicroID is not an authentication or single-sign-on service, just a straightforward method for identifying content ownership that complements existing technologies such as OpenID and microformats. The technology is radically simple and enables developers to build new and unique meta services with minimal effort. It’s already being used by the likes of ClaimID, Last.fm, Ma.gnolia, Wikitravel, and Yedda.

For more information about MicroID, check out the blog, read the spec, download example code or join the discussion list.

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