Own-Id: Bug fixes and future

Yesterday I released a new version of Own-Id which fixed all the outstanding bugs. The main bug was not correctly picking up the OP Endpoint URL, which affected claimId.com ids. There were also some minor bugs, such as handling fully qualified domains properly. Thank you to the people who reported bugs and such, it is much appreciated. If you find anything wrong with Own-Id, please do let me know.

What's the future for Own-Id? The next thing is to allow people to have a link to their homepage on their id page. What do you think?


  1. Dear Tony,
    I would like to see a clear explanation about security. Now I can only assume that the id works by me "claiming" the id before anyone else does so.
    There also doesn't seem to be a procedure to reclaim an id if I get a problem with my provider. This would leave me with no choice but to repoint my CNAME to another delegator service.
    Finally a privacy statement would also be good, since I suppose the administrators of own-id could in theory hijack my id.

  2. Thanks for your comments Hugo. I've tried to address your points by putting up an 'about' page:


    Is this the sort of thing you were thinking of?