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 Single Account for Everything

Created 7 years ago, edited 5 years ago.
Status changed 5 years ago
Author:

Garda
Status:
Under dev. review
  Score:
 1044
1213 votes
Idea:

It's best to have a single account that can be used in every service related to Mint -- Forums, linuxmint-art, and this community.

Comments:

2 days ago

BPowell3
I can understand that this my be hard to implement, as Linux Mint is not maintained by a single team in a single environment or location, however it would be useful and convenient for the end-user. I can image the only issue with this is the main servers from different services communicating with one another and the authentication servers via the internet in such way introduces more opportunity for security breaches.  
4 months ago

havilla
Es buena, y también podría usarse para asignar algo de espacio en la nube a todos los usuarios de Linux MInt  
8 months ago

Fonzie
This would mean using the *same password* for Mint Forums, Community and whatnot.
It would be more secure, and thus more Linux-like IMO, to use a different password for each site.
This is already achieved for quite some users by having a different account for every one of them, and I think it should stay that way.
 
9 months ago

humanpride
no. Please remember your passwords, or write them down in an encrypted textfile. No more "one for all" stuff, generally. They can be cross-referenced, datamined or worse. Just. Remember. Or. Save. Your. Passwords  
1 year ago

andarkangel
i like the idea. But rather not used in the way like "google(+)gmail,youtube,etc it use". Btw, i wish people use more duckduckgo ,
google own and steal your things.
 
1 year ago

jetmint
As of today the 14th of April 2016 new legislation is in force in EU.
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/da/news-room/20160407IPR21776/Data-protection-reform-Parliament-approves-new-rules-fit-for-the-digital-era
 
1 year ago

jetmint
@Hammer459 Hold my beer... By everything I am referencing to the title "Single Account for Everything". The implementation still has to protect the users privacy. See the following link to the European Parliament TV with a brief talk about the issue: http://www.europarltv.europa.eu/en/player.aspx?pid=9626f30f-c8a5-4104-b0f7-a4b900e5cc19
I still vote NO, because Linux Mint does NOT have any clear terms or eula on the website.
 
1 year ago

Hammer459
@jetmint the suggestion is to use a single account on the mint sites, not everything  
1 year ago

jetmint
No thanks.
Privacy matters, BUT a single account for everything can be abused and may/will cause fines up to 2% of the global turnover to the team who is protecting this data for every single incident they fail to protect the users data in EU. So obviously this is a major legal issue that has to be covered before implementation.
 
1 year ago

JesperE
It could possibly be handled with keyrings and automagicaly encrypted? That way the security could perhaps be handled by the OS and the access to the communities handled by eg an extension of firefox? It would of coarse have to be ported to the other major browsers as well, and it could never be a prerequisite for joining or logging in, since that would exclude those unwilling to use the solution. We don't want a box in such as WinDO$ or other more rigid software creators. And on the same note it would have to be a parallel system, so that one could use other computers than the ones with Mint on them to log in, albeit with more traditional methods. Just brainstorming here, unfortunately I don't know much about security.  
2 years ago

zleap
Could be useful when uploading hw information, however I don't think I would want to encourage a single sign if you have admin privileges on your desktop using the same password for the forums. There would need to be some sort of safeguards I guess.  
2 years ago

zleap
Could be useful when uploading hw information, however I don't think I would want to encourage a single sign if you have admin privileges on your desktop using the same password for the forums. There would need to be some sort of safeguards I guess.  
2 years ago

Wxnzxn
>Sounds like a security issue waiting to happen.

Actually, I think multiple accounts do have potential security issues as well. People may be inclined to reuse passwords, for example. One account for all services doesn't necessarily mean you give up a significant amount of security, as long as that account is handled well.
 
2 years ago

Rebel450
and so, what we got now - 1 year after ?  
2 years ago

servant74
Sounds like a security issue waiting to happen.  
2 years ago

CristianSW
It is very good idea and very useful to have an single account for everithing !  
2 years ago

Anthony78110
If only, i can be really better AND easier  
2 years ago

alborak
bonne idée ;Very Usefull  
2 years ago

argoth87
It saves time and puts you in finding all Mint services in a single account, if the change is implemented well.  
2 years ago

mikaloyd
I gotta be honest here, I was surprised and disappointed when my login for here did not transfer to the forum. Until this minute I did not know a linuxmint-art community existed. Great idea  
2 years ago

robert_m
How about a single account for ALL Linux sites?
One ring to rule them all!
Google/Gmail/Google Groups consolidated user names and passwords, and it was , at least for me.

Wait, I need to register again for the forum?
 
2 years ago

greggha
Great, to the point Idea!  
2 years ago

parmruss
Anything making the UE better gets my vote.  
2 years ago

Kobalt
My thought when realizing I have to subscribe again and again for Mint services :-)  
2 years ago

gothicpreston
The user community are likely to stop using the community site if there is no feedback provided by the dev team or updates on progress where implementation is constrained by technical/funding issues.

This deserves better communication from the team.
 
2 years ago

hasuin
This has been promoted by many and has been under dev review for 4 years or am I wrong? Could the status be updated?  
2 years ago

mctom
Now which one shhall be preserved if such unification comes true?  
3 years ago

Rodrix
I just signed up on this site and indeed is one of the first things I've seen.  
3 years ago

wilkgr76
Hear, hear!  
3 years ago

yezgar25
Very Usefull  
3 years ago

superioritycomplex
i would use it
 
3 years ago

aorun
it is a good approach for single account for multiplt services.  
3 years ago

jahid_0903014
password can be recovered with sufficient ease at any time @djkop  
3 years ago

djkop
yes but some we need more account because may be we forgot the pasword of 1st account
 
3 years ago

romcoskk
good idea  
3 years ago

talo
sounds a good idea  
3 years ago

yejay

I had this idea myself :P
 
3 years ago

victorvonbraun
good idea  
3 years ago

jfleen
I like this idea very much. However, I wonder if the cost of that kind of implementation would cause a need to cover costs in the form of subscriptions and/or advertising?  
3 years ago

Mike_H1960
including backups.. it would be nice..  
3 years ago

Syner
I agree.keeping track of multiple accounts is way too harsh.  
3 years ago

ibDoug
Hear Hear!  
3 years ago

FuzzBallHall
Yupp! as the previous speaker said! sounds logical.
And i'm a new user to LINUX to! Do I love linux?? YEEssssss.
 
3 years ago

jangokernal42
new to Linux , sounds logical to me.  
3 years ago

elstellino
yes, I agree! I missed a few messages from here that never appeared elsewhere.  
3 years ago

romanyacik
Why should forums and community kept under different accounts?!?! This idea must be implemented for sanity's sake. What's taking so long?  
4 years ago

DestinTheGreat
Why not implemented !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was created 3 years AGO!  
4 years ago

HostPoet
I am wondering if Linux Mint may be part of or the entire solution to the fact that the people need a central place to keep their files, photos, programs from old and dead computers, and outdated Operating Systems. I am using Unbuntu 10.10, and actually trying to upgrade and my latest computer to die was an Old Macbook with OS 10.5.6.

The current computer: with an AMD64 Quad & ASUS M4N8T-M-V2 Motherboard hasone disk running Unbuntu 10.10 on a 160GB SATA HD (Samsung) and I have a tsstcorp cddvdw Sh-S223L (which I don't think even has light scribe, but Unbuntu dnever accepts a blank Verbatim DVD + R to write on. It does read dsiks with software on it. I came here because there was reference to Mint along with Clonezilla to back up what I have before upgrading. Is Mint better or easier to use? Will I be able to use an old Hewlett Packard Officejet 6210 All in One Printer/Scanner?
 
4 years ago

Rocologo
Agree. One single account to identify yourself with the same id.  
4 years ago

zantaz
but You are right ... if PC is only used by You ... thanks  
4 years ago

kipyegonchep
Linux Mint 14 Special Edition DVD?  
4 years ago

Raed667
only if there is no link or meta data between the SoftwearManager / the OS/ and the website ...

We don't want this to become Microsoft
 
4 years ago

dsgna89
Strongly agree! Would be a great addition if we could create the account from our o/s itself!  
4 years ago

enroxorz
As long as it doesn't seep into my OS then I'm OK with this.  
4 years ago

estani
It's correct! the future is in the integration  
4 years ago

zantaz
and the virus are happy ...  
4 years ago

prabhatmaurya
agree...  
4 years ago

disPPlay
I would like to see a good implementation of this idea.

A single log in acount for all of the linuxmint subdomains.
 
4 years ago

coverturtle
This is a helpful idea but from a security viewpoint some areas will probably require access control and an the additional login for the more privileged accesses.  
4 years ago

glock172
It's very good idea.  
4 years ago

jahid_0903014
Agreed  
5 years ago

chuckythegeek
Please implement?  
5 years ago

Single
I don't care  
5 years ago

Shin
I agree, good idea.  
5 years ago

akanashiro
Agree!  
5 years ago

sunewbie
:D :D

But, i feel, this will mean a lot of work for Dev Team. Maybe they are managing Forums and Community independently.
 
5 years ago

eastwood
totally agree!  
5 years ago

dmwsdq
why the hell is this rejected? -,- in case of the difficult implementation, i think the mark must be postponed  
5 years ago

ktree325
I strongly agree. It does not make sense to have multiple accounts when dealing with the same distribution. One account for all LinuxMint-related areas of interest makes much more sense.  
5 years ago

manojwins
right. It should be considered.  
5 years ago

spandan
good idea, it would be much easy  
5 years ago

hoppimike
Tricky to implement I think. But a very good idea :)  
5 years ago

Mintification
I'm still hoping for this, even though it's rejected :)  
5 years ago

mysoomro
Good Idea..
It resembles the google account and Yahoo accounts.. Nice one.. I think this idea should be considered..
 
5 years ago

Mintification
For all the reasons below, please yes.  
5 years ago

linuxfanatik
This could be linked by a visual image, chosen by the individual member and (as a sort of Watermark) agreed by LinuxMint as a cross-reference to your Central Membership login and strenthening your password by adding this visual image and reducing the number of times you need to login as you cross borders within the Membership and Servers. To validate a member a member only needs to supply the image registered with LinuxMint and or the Password, stored on the individual members computer AND the Server at Linuxmint. This image could be no larger than 100X100 pixels to keep down size limits. Linuxfanatik  
5 years ago

DestinFaroda
I like centralism, consistency and interoperability. If it is possible is another question.  
5 years ago

LightWaveX
great idea, but I don't think that they have the same servers for each site.

Unless they keep the servers in sync or use a separate accounts server, this will be a difficult idea.
 
5 years ago

AAAAAAAHHHH
please please please...  
5 years ago

bluemeda
I agree  
5 years ago

joelz
I like the idea. If this went ahead, could this mean that even experience points can be increased for using anything Linux online? It would be nice if they could somehow be linked together. Would make it better (more convenient) for some users  
5 years ago

zafar
agreed...
but vulnerable...
 
5 years ago

Tony
If Clem and the other deities deem the idea to be impractical, maybe we could have a slightly different icon, so that we can distinguish between Community and Forums on our browser's Bookmarks Bar.  
5 years ago

Commodore
Yes, I just registered to join the "Community", setting up my username and password. I then went to the forums and found out I have to register again and the username I used in the community is taken.

 
5 years ago

nitesh
beacuse of it's relates to of security concern , becuse of having same password will demote the user
 
5 years ago

bdheeman
I don't understand why it was rejected :(  
5 years ago

Ghtxt
Because of un-ending Password prompts  
6 years ago

Praveer
yes It should be like OpenID type for mint  
6 years ago

arshadali520
That's my idea  
6 years ago

quake0
That is a great idea!  
6 years ago

doctroya
I think this is a simple good idea! One 4 all, that's right!  
6 years ago

krause
Uma das melhores idéias que eu já vi aqui e foi rejeitada, como?  
6 years ago

sandeepattri
Yes, consider using openID!  
6 years ago

sunewbie
while single ID is a good idea, sometimes there is a danger of using open ID. If it is hacked, hacker can get access to everything.

So I cautiously promoted it.
 
6 years ago

Herb
i agree  
6 years ago

kamran
this makes perfect sense.. why was it rejected?  
6 years ago

Anleoje
rejected... u.u  
6 years ago

niels
I thought the forum was part of the community.
So what is this community login needed for?
 
6 years ago

UniqueIdentifier
This is a no-brainer.  
6 years ago

thunderkiss65
I came here to demote an idea I thought was to create a single-user linux account. I like the idea of a one account for all services. I was just wondering when I came here why my forum account info wouldnt log me in. I had to register again.  
6 years ago

MarkX
Love it, please do it. Who knows why this was rejected. It must have to do with server ownership for the community vs. the main Linux Mint servers...mabye...I have no idea it just sounded good.  
6 years ago

jayantr7
I agree with this idea... It's very daunting to sign in 2 times if I wanna be active in both Forums & Community  
6 years ago

timhack007
I have read this blog: http://www.symphonious.net/2007/08/17/the-problem-with-openid/. This is a good idea but what if our provider has gone? or what will be the bad effects we have just a single account to use? I will promote this idea but we should also consider what will be the effect in case there will be a problem arise so we can prevent it or know what we will do. =)  
6 years ago

psyckers
Cool, I'm liking that.  
6 years ago

pmunos3
Sounds like a good idea. I'm game.  
6 years ago

zacklyke
I mean sure for ease of use this would be great but is it really that difficult to navigate between the services? The free services? There are probably quite a few people who use the Forums but don't typically use the Community page, and people who use the aforementioned without going near the Art page because it's not their bag. All three sites are very different in what they deliver, not sure why adding two extra links to your bookmarks toolbar / folder is enough of an issue to warrant a merge of the services. Use roughly the same username for all 3 if you plan to use all 3 and we'll know who you are :)  
6 years ago

ihends
yeah, it would be nice and neat..
wonder why it's rejected..
probably because they have to manage everything from the scratch again..
 
6 years ago

kazztan0325
I would like to promote this idea!
I don't understand why this was rejected.
 
6 years ago

blueXrider
Still able to make comments on a rejected idea?  
6 years ago

blueXrider
I agree with
http://community.linuxmint.com/user/view/3131

Community pages are not exactly carrying the same level of private nor financial information that those from your bank. Setting up an account with community.linuxmint.com requires no verification of your real identity beyond an email address(which could be from any number of rather anonymous providers, even a temporary one). The web pages are not served over https either. As a result, no, it is not even meant to be "really secure", let's go for convenience. I am all for OpenID.

 
6 years ago

chash27
that would be better! no need to remember different password and accound id too.  
6 years ago

yves910
If and only if, the security isn't hurt  
6 years ago

bksingh
It would certainly bring a lot of convenience to users and who says it's not possible or difficult to implement? Everything is possible by Linux Mint people and I have no doubt about it.  
6 years ago

Zenettii
OpenID - Problem solved, and keeps in the spirit of FOSS.
Great idea for single login, and promted.
 
6 years ago

trollboy
It's a nice idea and has been "promoted" but it would be hellish to actually implement  
6 years ago

maverickjesterx
I never did understand why the forums and the community site have different logins. I mean they are the same entity or?  
6 years ago

linuxfanatik
Not a bad idea - but if it means using the same password - forget it! Passwords are strong because they are a single, unique, independent unit. Their strength lies in their uniqueness - you only have to change one character to make it completely different - and, it makes sense to record it in a password wallet online - (and perhaps in your free Ubuntu One, Cloud Account)and in a little book, in real time in your bedroom,say, to keep the password/s secure.  
6 years ago

frank-wambura
onthe main page(home) you have the options to either select if its linux mint,forum,blog or news....that will be awesome  
6 years ago

james1345
Nice idea. I seem to remember a discussion about this (could even have been here) a while ago that said it was desirable but neither a quick task nor a priority. Still, thumbs up :)  
6 years ago

avegas
This could possibly be implemented using this django app
https://code.google.com/p/django-cas/

or this ruby app
https://code.google.com/p/rubycas-server/
 
6 years ago

Skywalker
Great Idea.  
6 years ago

rajes619
i recently installed linux mint with 30gb installation space (vista preinstalled in drive C) in other drive D.
i got some problems in playing video files.video files stammers while play.i wonder if its video memory can be managed.
anybody here suggest some solutions :?:
 
6 years ago

hortelan
I know: Centralize all ID/PWD in a "Mint server center", and loggin on "Mint server center" automaticaly by using your Mint profile.

It's a very good idea!
 
6 years ago

Koffeehaus
Ubuntu has that already. However I've got the same username for all Mint accounts, and in case of merger there will be conflict issues. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses a single username throughout. Otherwise, users would have to re-register their accounts anew and thats asking too much. Not everyone will be happy and the community would lose its users.  
6 years ago

crhylove
Rejecting such a popular idea is paramount to censorship. Please explain.  
6 years ago

Qruqs
Can't you just create an account on each service, using the same UID/PWD?  
6 years ago

akash211
why this Idea is rejected?  
6 years ago

dickens
centralization so its called  
6 years ago

lgt60
One password to rule them all!!!

gets my vote.
 
6 years ago

jamesm
Yes they should make it one account login, but as the forum and others the logins are in there own tables, but i do know its possible, Fedora uses there fas login system with there forum and there community wiki.  
7 years ago

dickens
bright idea  
7 years ago

Shostako
Really a good idea, it will be perfect. I don't know if it is possible, but I promote it :)  
7 years ago

xarewar
good idea : )  
7 years ago

drum
Big idea  
7 years ago

aprilland
This is a good idea, but hard to implement, I guess (otherwise it would have been already implemented). But I support it.  
7 years ago

simpleman619
Oh geez.. Well, I'm relatively new to Linux, having dabbled in it briefly once or twice in the past, but... If you ask me, I think we could afford the extra burden of having to type a few characters more in order to save them a mountain of work.. These people are working tirelessly to provide us with the best OS money CANNOT buy, and the website is great. I say we give MINT some credit for the GREATEST OS variation and their website, and cut them little slack.. BESIDES, with the free time they have, perhaps they could work on a better/easier driver integration interface, and contribute to the WINE projects core (it could certainly use a little help)! ;) Either that, or start talking to corporate game/app makers, encouraging them to support Linux as a viable platform. Sometimes drivers can be hairy for us newbies... without the ability to incorporate (sometimes unavailable) third party closed-source drivers WITH EASE (for things like video cards and printers), Linux (in general) will never be able to truly compete with the giant.. I think we're almost there.. I couldn't have been more impressed with the last install of Linux Mint 10 RC (Ubuntu spin off).. It was AWESOME.. Easy, flawless, and it even auto-detected my internet settings! Still, I was stuck when I upgraded my video card, until I had somebody help me.. So in summary, I think we should focus our energy more on the software side, and leave the websites alone for now. They're very nice. Hmmm... IN FACT, that's something I think I could contribute: I'm going to get a few "support the Linux platform" emails out today to corporate game makers. Cheers!  
7 years ago

groenator
I agree, will make our life easy.......  
7 years ago

Norv
...There isn't a single account for the various services of the site? That's very unexpected, sorry.  
7 years ago

Maxim1995
Wolud make life easier.  
7 years ago

simpleblue
This would help to make it easier for people to get active. I can say for myself that I don't like to make too many accounts, so I held back for a while before I signed up on this one.

Great idea!
 
7 years ago

pazuzuthewise
Would be nice if & only if not too great a trouble to implement.  
7 years ago

joelj
Great Idea...  
7 years ago

Apple
Would be cool but the different services are separate from each other  
7 years ago

Delta_Magic
That would be great if it is possible.  
7 years ago

welshgog
A good idea, but is it achievable / workable ??  
7 years ago

timmi
The problem lies in the fact that they use different platforms for different services.
If one platform was able to handle everything we wanted - ie the support forum, this forum, and the other, then it would be so.
Otherwise, you'll be asking them to jump through hoops, to develop a front end, so that we can have a login that logs us into all platforms at the same time (like grouply), or try to find something like that ourselves.
And I'd hate to see development time taken away to satisfy this need.
So... the question is, rather, can the 2 places be consolidated into one?
Because in the end, it will not only satisfy the users, in being less confusing, but also the administrators who will reduce their maintenance headaches.
 
7 years ago

vishwasmeshram
if we are using mint then it is very useful to have only one account for all aspect related to mint.........  
7 years ago

execellent23
yeah..we need one acc for all....
 
7 years ago

aneurysm1985
Agree with this. Just spent re-wrote the same software review 3 times before realising that I had only signed up for a 'forum' account, not a 'community' account. Would be great to have just one account.  
7 years ago

cardinal4
+1 for joint account. Our normal Web experience requires enough different usernames as it is already. Mint should be the smoothest and most integrated experience ever!  
7 years ago

Innis87
I'm relatively new to Linux, and having an open ID would make it easier to get involved.

that said, so far I'm having a good experience with the Linux. it kind of seems like the programmers are capable of intuitive thought. Its an OS that doesn't make me want to throw my computer out windows. =P
 
7 years ago

Bob63
I was actually quite surprised that I needed (yet) another account to be set up in order to join here. Since every place insists on such inconvenience, I'm glad Firefox can keep track of it for me. Otherwise I wouldn't have made the effort.  
7 years ago

matti
The technical issues with single-id-login have been solved long ago and it is a way of life in most businesses. A very easy way out would be implementing acceptance and use of OpenID.

Community pages are not exactly carrying the same level of private nor financial information that those from your bank. Setting up an account with community.linuxmint.com requires no verification of your real identity beyond an email address(which could be from any number of rather anonymous providers, even a temporary one). The web pages are not served over https either. As a result, no, it is not even meant to be "really secure", let's go for convenience. I am all for OpenID.
 
7 years ago

hutch
I realise the headaches involved in the linking up of the servers and services and aggree with it's rejection until these could be overcome.  
7 years ago

yves910
Yes more comfortable but really secure ?  
7 years ago

trans
If the account can link to ubuntu one it would be great  
7 years ago

neau
+1 for OpenID on all Mint sites. Support the next web.  
7 years ago

Santiago
+1 though i recognize there's quite a number of technical problems to overcome in order to get this to work. No to mention arrangements with partner sites.

 
7 years ago

Frank
I totally agree!  
7 years ago

OliverBerlin
I see there coming up a lot of problems with this idea, but it would be very comfortable for all the users.  
7 years ago

VICTOR360
agree +10000000000000000000  
7 years ago

anyoneelse
I thing, the important thing is not the account since one can have same on all. However it is good to have them together one a single website & server - on this for example- .  
7 years ago

baffle-boy
YES PLEASE! it's really confusing with all these websites each having different accounts.  
7 years ago

carlp101
This sounds like an excellent idea.  
7 years ago

foxesglacier
Totally agree.  
7 years ago

Koninator
This would be great, I think this would be simple to accomplish when you register on one service, service adds you in database and then send message to all other services "I have new user" and other services also add you.
If we would make standard form, for registration, you could make script which will send this from from website to all mint service servers. Every service would still have her own database with user names.
( We just need standard registration form and multi-send JavaScript on web page )
 
7 years ago

remoulder
This idea has already been rejected, why keep voting on it?  
7 years ago

DavidHunter
+1 :)  
7 years ago

johnsossa
OpenID  
7 years ago

karanosov
I agree too, would be nice if this could be realized  
7 years ago

sdim
I agree with the idea of Open ID.  
7 years ago

stilesalaska
Yes Open ID! Would be Great!  
7 years ago

Minko
open ID
 
7 years ago

telliam
+1 OpenID  
7 years ago

Richard
OpenID  
7 years ago

jamie_boo
+1 OpenID  
7 years ago

dim3000
Maybe having a secure centralized server?  
7 years ago

Fr3d
I like the idea But it would be good to avoid the mess Blizzard got into with shop, gaming and forum accounts never seeming to match up correctly.!
Start soon before there are too many duplicated accounts by non identical users.
 
7 years ago

GrayWizardLinux
yes - much easier then.  
7 years ago

McLovin
it would be good, but unfortunately linuxmint-art.org is hosted by someone else, the opendesktop.org team, so the logistics are really an issue for that  
7 years ago

hectorlca
If it's difficult to create a unified username password for mint, just have your browser handle that for you.  
7 years ago

Napster
Thats a nice idea. Improves usability  
7 years ago

Mutiny32
Has OpenID been suggested yet?  
7 years ago

zts-it
At least make the 3-letter user accounts acceptable so I (and most likely others) can use the same username as in Mint forums (which does accepts 3-character usernames).  
7 years ago

Tertitten
ERR: clem, not clam :)  
7 years ago

Tertitten
clam: It should not be all that difficult for anyone with expert knowledge to mysql in my opinion, if the sites are on different server then that should not be a problem to, it can all be done with mysql/php even though the site engines are completelly different. We have done so with great success in the past..  
7 years ago

ddalley
OpenID is the way to go.  
7 years ago

doc54
OK, solo se può semplificare la vita agli utenti.  
7 years ago

TerminusEst
I disagree, the security flaws and technical difficulties would be a pain. Not worth it.  
7 years ago

jackintheoc
Deep thinking has me strongly opposing this. This site is for helpful use - not general use.  
7 years ago

clem
I completely agree with the idea but for many reasons it won't be done. The software portal will be merged with this website, but the forums will always be separate and so will the blog and the wiki. Even though it's a good idea, I'm marking it as rejected because I know it won't be addressed in the near future.  
7 years ago

enekoperez
I agree, although I guess it's not an easy task.  
7 years ago

johanduc
If there is too much work to make changes to the applications to work with one user-account ;I don't care to use multiple logins;if not that much effort needed to accomplisch this;it's always better.....to use one account.You can do this gradually.  
7 years ago

kc1di
this to me as a user would be best, But I understand technically it may be very difficult to accomplish.  
7 years ago

syeef
Good idea ! If possible i also agree...  
7 years ago

geekliketodd
There are some rather serious difficulties, most of the applications the site uses has it's own idea of how to manage users that doesn't mesh well from one app to another, my advice is.. make your password the same. as a free service it's not that big of a deal.  
7 years ago

luckyphillipe
Yes, I think its a good idea...hope the technical difficulties can be worked out!  
7 years ago

ArcherSeven
OpenID seems like a good idea, one I'd like to look into if my own site ever sparks. The risk involved in trying to universalize databases across many servers/countries is certainly hard to overcome.  
7 years ago

harbitk
I like the single account thing because I type like a blindfolded monkey. The less typing I do the more I get done.  
7 years ago

nanux
The OpenID solution will be great.  
7 years ago

Rovanion
OpenID could be used to authenticate all services  
7 years ago

Pariah
I like it too, except I don't think the Linuxmint-Art site would work because it's part of the openDesktop.org community of sites and a person has one account for that..well I guess it's possible  
7 years ago

myoption
Support.  
7 years ago

mmesantos1
Would be nice, but I can see how this would be hard to accomplish, though logistically the benefit may out way the difficulty.  
7 years ago

beefstu
@indieinvader isn't that how Ubuntu deals with things? Seems to work ok.  
7 years ago

indieinvader
Using the OpenID oauth architecture could make logging into discrete services with one ID relatively simple (you could even host your own OpenID server)  
7 years ago

heltonbiker
that could be made gradually, considering the difficulties involved, but is a very user-welcome goal, for sure! Something google-style! :-P  
7 years ago

dawgdoc
Of course, the account users could take all of the security risks by having the same username and password for each. ;} Though, not the same as logging in once for all sites.  
7 years ago

clem
One of the problems resides in the fact that the services are split between different servers, for instance the forums are in Canada while the Software Portal is in Germany... allowing remote access to the database is also a security risk.  
7 years ago

holyguyver
I also agree, though it is indeed true as well that technically that would not be easy.  
7 years ago

clem
'I agree, although there are technical difficulties involved.'  

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