Canonical Shop Open

The new Canonical Shop was opened recently which allows you to buy anything from Ubuntu tshirts and DVDs up to a 24/7 support contract for your server.

One thing to note is that this is the first site using our new Launchpad single sign-on infrastructure. We will be rolling this out to other sites in time, which should give a better user experience to the existing shared authentication system currently in place for the wikis.


  1. Posted 22 August, 2007 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    why not openID authentication ??

  2. Posted 22 August, 2007 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I second the “why not OpenID?” question. For an Open solution, it sure seems to be underutilized by FOSS websites.

  3. Posted 22 August, 2007 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    If you look closely, you’ll see that OpenID is being used under the hood to authenticate to the shop. As for accepting external OpenIDs as a form of identification, I can’t give a time line for that becoming available.

    Note that we are depending on a little more than a simple identity URL here though. A Launchpad ID also means we have a verified email address for the account, and don’t need to redo that validation when using the shop.

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  1. By on 22 August, 2007 at 4:09 pm

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