I'm trying to create an account at commandlinefu using OpenId. It's asking for an "OpenId Identifier". I read this article, but it doesn't really show how to actually get the identifier. I looked all over my Gmail settings.

EDIT: I found the www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (long code) in my SuperUser profile. Commandlinefu just says "OpenID login failed". What am I supposed to put there?

  • @John-T has your answer, unfortunately, but you should be able to use an alternate (such as the one you used to sign into this site?)
    – JMD
    Commented Nov 20, 2009 at 17:17

2 Answers 2


I don't think commandlinefu supports Google OpenIDs. They need to properly add it with the method shown here. When added, a link is provided that redirects to Google's login page and uses the login process shown here:

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since their site lacks this, the method cannot be used.

Support for Google OpenIDs has been requested on their uservoice.

  • Thanks! I just used a different openId provider and all is well.
    – User1
    Commented Nov 20, 2009 at 17:18

Use the following in the OpenID prompt:


It will redirect to Google's auth service and if you are already logged in with your Google account then the login to the site using OpenID should be transparent.

  • 1
    did you give it a try?
    – user1931
    Commented Nov 20, 2009 at 17:13
  • As @John-T mentioned, commandlinefu doesn't support Google OpenIDs. Sadly, I just lost 10 minutes thinking I was doing something wrong before reloading these new answers. haha However, +1 anyway for providing what would be a correct answer. ;)
    – JMD
    Commented Nov 20, 2009 at 17:14
  • Also, for anyone who doesn't want to remember that ridiculous Google URL (their fault, not yours) there is a bit.ly synonym: bit.ly/gopenid
    – JMD
    Commented Nov 20, 2009 at 17:16
  • I get "OpenID login failed". As mentioned in another answer, there's a feature request. The developer says he's working on it: commandlinefu.uservoice.com/forums/11102-general/suggestions/… Commented May 26, 2012 at 2:05
  • That was on march 18. Still no joy...
    – Avio
    Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 9:49

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