OpenID Authentication

Logging in via Open ID

On the default login page, users can put in OpenID credentials to login. If the credentials match those of a provider that the site has been set to work with (see previous) then the user will be re-directed to their OpenID provider to validate their login.

OpenID login

Users enter their OpenID credentials and click Login (for example: (me@gmail.com or me@yahoo.com).

Yahoo login

In this example, a user has entered their Yahoo email, and is re-directed to Yahoo to login. Note that Yahoo prints the ELIS URL on the login screen.

OpenID-Yahoo agreement

The first time a user logs in to ELIS their Open ID from Yahoo, Yahoo will check with them to makes sure they agree with using their OpenID on the server. Google does this also, other OpenID providers may or may not depending on the IDP settings/configuration.

Confirmation message

After logging in to their OpenID provider, the user is sent right back to the ELIS site, where they are presented with a confirmation screen.

Email confirmation

The user must go to their mailbox and select the link in the confirmation email. Once selecting the link the registration is confirmed.

Registration confirmation


Open ID Login with a Google Account


To login with a Google account we must go through the same steps.

Login using OpenID with Google email

The user enters their email address in the OpenID login section then selects the Login button.

Google confirmation request

As with Yahoo, Google tells you about the request from the ELIS site. Select the Allow button to continue.

Confirmation message from ELIS site

The user is sent back to the ELIS site, where they are presented with a confirmation screen.

Google confirmation email

The user must go to their mailbox and select the link in the confirmation email. Once selecting the link the registration is confirmed.

Registration confirmation