What is OpenID?
YourSite supports the OpenID distributed identity system, letting you bring your YourSite identity to other sites, and letting non-YourSite users bring their identity here. OpenID simplifies your online experience by eliminating the need for multiple usernames and multiple logins across multiple sites. For more information about OpenID on YourSite, you can view the FAQ "What is an OpenID Account?".
Using your OpenID here.
If you don't have a YourSite account, you can use your OpenID identity from another site to subscribe to journals, use a Reading Page, and receive access to protected content in journals. You can also leave comments on others' entries, but you can't post entries of your own or join communities.
Using your OpenID on another site.
If another site says it supports OpenID and you want to use your YourSite identity there, just enter your journal URL. (You don't need the http:// part, either). For example, enter username.veryroundbird.hack.dreamwidth.net, replacing username with your own username. After you do so, you'll be sent to YourSite briefly to ask if you want to trust that site to know who you are. You can either trust them once or forever. You can change your OpenID settings and trust at any time.