If my email is [email protected], what would be my OpenID?

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    Though @jtimberman pointed out that nowadays Gmail addresses must be at least 5 characters, the above email address does in fact exist: 552-5.2.2 The email account that you tried to reach is over quota. Probably due to spam, maybe harvested through examples like these. Please don't post other people's email addresses on the web. (Though not suitable for this question, see ietf.org/rfc/rfc2606 about using example.com/net/org next time.)
    – Arjan
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:45
  • @alex, if so, couldn't you have provided a link?
    – Jonik
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:52
  • Ah, I didn't notice you put the link in an answer (to get rep for it? ;)
    – Jonik
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:57
  • This question is more clearly formulated than superuser.com/questions/35646/what-is-openid-url-for-a-account though. This is clearly Google-specific, while the other one is more unclear (and its answers cover slightly different things).
    – Jonik
    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:05
  • @Jonik My plan is foiled! Made my answer community wiki :)
    – alex
    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:51

2 Answers 2


There's a lot of other questions answering this. Searching for openid would have helped you to find them easily.

Anyway, the google openid is www.google.com/accounts/o8/id

An advice, remove the plain text reference of your email address so that it won't be picked up by robots crawling the web.

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    Thats not a valid gmail address because gmail requires 5+ characters.
    – jtimberman
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:12
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    what, doesn't the openid depend on my login? is it the same for all users?
    – flybywire
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:29
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    @x-x not for the google one. The other ones work differently. Sep 9, 2009 at 8:32
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    According to googlecode.blogspot.com/2008/10/… this is for if you feel really geeky, so may be temporary.
    – Arjan
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:35
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    It is the same, because it uses magical google trickery to be unique to you. Magic!
    – Phoshi
    Sep 9, 2009 at 8:47

Try looking over this thread on superuser.com: What is OpenId URL for a account. As dex pointed out, the answer is www.google.com/accounts/o8/id

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