Demo OpenID account should be given to every visitor to openid.net
In order to help new users understand the OpenID system the following would be useful.
Every visitor to openid.net, or the "how OpenID works" page should be given a test run account, such as demo92344.openid.net
This account could be active for 24 hours and no password would be required. Instead the user would be presented with a page that explained this is a test account and that normally they would use a password at this step.
During each login with this temporary OpenID users would be shown a list of permanent ID providers to use.
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Виктор Шалдыбин commented
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It's a demo OpenID. You could easily deny access to other websites. The user could be instructed that the OpenID is for demo purposes only and can only work at demo1.com, demo2.com, etc. You also wouldn't have to delete the account. If the user tries to login to another site, the user would be halted with a "Hey! This is only a demo but you're getting the idea!" sort of message.
AdminChris Messina (Admin, OpenID) commented
Thanks for the suggestion. I worry that people might start using that "demo account" on other websites, and once it's turned off, they'd be locked out of their accounts. Such an "open" OpenID provider might also be used for spamming purposes, so it might not be a great idea either.
We certainly need to make it more obvious how OpenID works... to that I end, I mocked up one approach: http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/3841182425/in/photostream/
Andrew Wiedemann commented
(I wasn't logged in when I posted this topic)