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=Ruby OpenID A Ruby library for verifying and serving OpenID identities. ==Features * Easy to use API for verifying OpenID identites - OpenID::Consumer * Support for serving OpenID identites - OpenID::Server * Does not depend on underlying web framework * Supports multiple storage mechanisms (Filesystem, ActiveRecord, Memory) * Example code to help you get started, including: * Ruby on Rails based consumer and server * OpenIDLoginGenerator for quickly getting creating a rails app that uses OpenID for authentication * ActiveRecordOpenIDStore plugin * Comprehensive test suite * Supports both OpenID 1 and OpenID 2 transparently ==Installing Before running the examples or writing your own code you'll need to install the library. See the INSTALL file or use rubygems: gem install ruby-openid Check the installation: $ irb irb> require 'rubygems' irb> require_gem 'ruby-openid' => true The library is known to work with Ruby 1.8.4 on Unix, Max OSX and Win32. Examples have been tested with Rails 1.1 and 1.2, and 2.0. ==Getting Started The best way to start is to look at the rails_openid example. You can run it with: cd examples/rails_openid script/server If you are writing an OpenID Relying Party, a good place to start is: examples/rails_openid/app/controllers/consumer_controller.rb And if you are writing an OpenID provider: examples/rails_openid/app/controllers/server_controller.rb The library code is quite well documented, so don't be squeamish, and look at the library itself if there's anything you don't understand in the examples. ==Homepage http://github.com/openid/ruby-openid See also: http://openid.net/ ==Community Discussion regarding the Ruby OpenID library and other JanRain OpenID libraries takes place on the the OpenID mailing list on openid.net. http://openid.net/developers/dev-mailing-lists/ Please join this list to discuss, ask implementation questions, report bugs, etc. Also check out the openid channel on the freenode IRC network. If you have a bugfix or feature you'd like to contribute, don't hesitate to send it to us. For more detailed information on how to contribute, see http://openidenabled.com/contribute/ ==Author Copyright 2006-2008, JanRain, Inc. Contact email@example.com or visit the OpenID channel on pibb.com: http://pibb.com/go/openid ==License Apache Software License. For more information see the LICENSE file.