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We now support OpenID


openid-logoDue to the insistent nagging of a certain unnamed individual (other than that this guy managed to blow four of his websites out of the water - without backups! Can you imagine THAT!? <evil grin>), you can now log in on BlenderNation using an OpenID account.

Update: no, we don't. I've disabled OpenID for now because it was giving too many problems, and the webserver turned out to be barfing out error messages like you wouldn't believe :-(

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Well it doesn't work for me with my launchpad OpeinID. It says that there is no server at the address though I literaly copied it from my launchpad account!

  2. hmm, how does this work? I have an open id but each time I try it on blendernation I end up on a blank page.

  3. When I tried I only get part of a page back. That page has the title: "OpenID Authentication Redirect" and only loads part of the head (two stylesheet links and a style tag for .updated-error).

    @Cub, that depends on your id provider. I use Verisign which uses a hardware token that I bought to change my password every 30 seconds. They also have options of using apps on your cell phone or browser certs. There are other providers that have challenge/response schemes that make stealing a password just the first hurdle a cracker has to overcome.

  4. More curious. If I hit one of the pencils to edit my last post, the OpenID register/login works. If I use the login link in the article above, it does not work. If I try to logout with the link just above the Leave a Reply box, it fails with the message "You are attempting to log out of BlenderNation." But I can go to 'site admin' at the top and log out from there.

    One aditional note: when attempting the login with the link in the article, BN does not get as far as requesting permission from my provider. So much fun

  5. Scott: I was joking, but someone can steal the token.

    Think about it. Folks may not want to see it, but this reduction to a single fallible point makes you more fragile.

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