[Bioperl-l] Wiki login with OpenId

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Thu Mar 17 17:13:14 UTC 2011


We're in the process of doing so; the addition of OpenID logins is a few days old.  I'm actually writing a blog post right now on the problems we've had and the use of OpenID, and will add a few things to the wiki pages so the login is clearer (including adding text to the normal login page).


On Mar 17, 2011, at 11:32 AM, Adam Retchless wrote:

> Greetings all,
> First: A "thank you" to everyone who has developed BioPerl and the BioPerl Wiki -- I'm new to BioPerl, but have already benefited from its ability to simplify tasks that would otherwise be very tedious.
> Anyway, I noticed some outdated information on the Wiki, and wanted to change it, but had a little trouble figuring out how to do so. Basically, it wasn't clear that the way to create an account was to click on the "Login with OpenId" button. As someone who doesn't use OpenID, I immediately went to the traditional "Login" page, but got stumped there. It did not occur to me that the OpenID page would be any different. Only after looking at the recent discussion on the mailing list did I figure out what I needed to do.
> In the interest of eliminating any obstacle to participation, I think it would be helpful for the Wiki itself to clearly indicate how to create a new account. Either by changing the wording of the "login with OpenID link", or placing a message on the traditional "Log In" page telling people what they need to do to make an account.
> Thanks, and I look forward to participating here.
> -Adam
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> Adam Retchless
> Center for Genomic Sciences
> Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
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