37signals: Basecamp and Highrise Single Sign-on with Open Bar

16 07 2007

37signals Single Sign-on

37signals has just announced that Basecamp and Highrise accounts can now be accessed via single sign-on. I don’t know about you, but I find this to be one of their best improvements yet. Why? It is just a waste of time flipping through accounts on different windows / tabs. Why bother eating up all your system RAM with a bunch of inactive Firefox tabs?

Openbar

Open Bar

Open Bar has only been out for a few weeks now, but has dramatically improved the way users can use the 37signals products. If you’re like me, you’ve got a Basecamp account for your business projects. Maybe another one for hobby home based projects. Then, you’ve got another set of accounts for Highrise – different businesses, charity lists, and so forth. Evne if you use the same username and password for all of them (note: don’t do this!), it is still a pain to switch between tabs and have all those different bookmarks cluttering your bookmarks toolbar.

OpenID

OpenID

What’s the big deal with OpenID? Simple. You can use it as a single login for multiple applications. Sort of like the way Microsoft Passport (now Windows Live ID) should have been. Since it is an Open Source community, there is extensive support, and a lot of opinions 🙂

The 37signals Open Bar relies on you to have an OpenID, so this is a must.

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17 07 2007
Single sign-on for Basecamp and Highrise | Computers,Gadgets,Software,Hardware,SEO,Mac,Apple

[…] Basecamp and Highrise now offer a individual sign-on that allows you to eliminate one of those constantly open tabs we all live with, saving you precious RAM and system resources that can be put to better use. whether they’d only add Campfire to the singled-out sign-on party, we’d be ecstatic. […]

18 07 2007
brian

thanks for the pingback, expertlancer!

30 07 2007
Lord Matt

I’ve been looking at using openID for a few things I am working on.

30 07 2007
brian

@Lord Matt – sounds cool and glad to hear that you’re using openID on some projects.

Thanks for posting – I’ve been a big fan of your blog for a while!

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