Sign in with OpenID account

Goal: This tutorial shows you how to sign in to BibSonomy by using an existing OpenID account.

Requirements: For this tutorial, you need an OpenID account. To create such an account follow these instructions.

Alternative: If you don't have an OpenID account, we recommend you to create your own user account for BibSonomy.

What is OpenID?

OpenID is an open, decentralized standard which allows users to log onto many different services on the web using the same identity identification (single sign-on). This kind of authentication is provided by a growing number of websites, including large ones like AOL, Google, Microsoft, MySpace, Yahoo and many others.


  1. Click on the "sign-in"-button on the homepage. A new window will pop up.
  2. At the bottom, you can choose your OpenID Provider (e.g. Yahoo).


  3. You will be redirected to your OpenID provider. Please follow the instructions on the screen (these steps will vary depending on your provider).
    Advice: Your OpenID provider will ask you if you want to grand https://www.bibsonomy.org/ access to your data - you must confirm this question to continue.

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