HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Rethinking the Login

APS2 Applications and Standards Track

Hill Country C & D


OpenID and Facebook Connect have gained growing acceptance as ways to decentralize authentication -- to allow people to log in to web services using credentials from other services, like Gmail or Facebook -- but have seen limited adoption in higher ed. Based on Carleton College's recent experience offering OpenID login to our web site for alumni, prospects, and parents, this session will explore how these technologies work and why one might deploy them, discuss implementation and usability issues, and provide any early look at our adoption rates and user feedback.