OpenID and XRI
are two great ways for SSO (Single sign-on),
but there is one problem though: no proper support for avatars!
So how do we solve this problem in a way that any website with
OpenID/XRI authentication can use avatar/profile images?
With your Claimed Avatar of course!
You probably already have one, without knowing it!
To verify this, here's a short list of OpenID providers.
If you don't have an account on one of the listed providers, you probably don't have one.
Then either choose a provider to get one, or register an I-Name at one of the I-Name brokers.
I take personal privacy very serious so the only information stored
on this website is your claimed_id in a very hard to crack SHA256 hash.
You will notice at login that i really don't ask any personal information.
There is one problem at the moment though, i don't have a valid SSL certificate yet for secure login over HTTPS.
When you login on a website using OpenID/XRI that supports ClaimedAvatar,
your avatar will be added automatically.
http://claimedavatar.net/[YOUR HASH VALUE]
Yes, several other sizes are supported. Currently they are:
Hosting this server currently costs nothing, but when many people start using this service it will eventually costs me a lot of money to keep it online. Untill i've figured out how to make this service a non-profit organization so that it can stay online forever, I appreciate it that you either donate or subscribe an amount of money that best suites you.
Some OpenID providers (like Google) don't support the OpenID AX extension images. This makes webdevelopers very upset because users will not have an avatar.
Most other systems require some personal information like:
Although Google supports OpenID, their support also contains an issue. Google GMail OpenIDs are specific to the domain you create them on. In other words, the GMail OpenID URL used on claimedavatar.net is different on an other website. This is completely by design, but I should note that no other known OpenID provider to date has done this except Google. To their credit, they do offer proper named OpenIDs in the form of Google Profile OpenIDs. Therefore only Google Profile OpenIDs are supported.
ClaimedAvatar is an idea of DJ Maze.
He holds no responsibility for inappropiate or offensive avatars, but when they are reported they will be removed immediately.