Fedora OpenID login: New and improved

Short history of Fedora OpenID

In March 2013, we introduced an entirely new and rewritten OpenID provider: FAS-OpenID. This has since become the basis for logging in to almost every web service the Fedora Infrastructure runs as well as some external services. Since then, the authentication server has come a long way, been rewritten twice, and added a whole lot of new features. But during all these years, the design has always stayed the same, and has been ported at least two times: first from FAS-OpenID to FedOAuth, and after that to Ipsilon.

OpenID is getting a makeover

After almost three years, we are now preparing for a major overhaul. On Friday, January 15th, 2016, we will change the OpenID portal to an entirely new theme. To give you some ideas of what’s changing, here are a few screenshots of the old and the new system side by side:

Login pages

The old page is on the left, the new page is on the right.

Old look when logging into Fedora OpenIDNew look when logging into Fedora OpenID

Giving consent to your information

The old page is on the left, the new page is on the right.

Old look when logging into Fedora OpenIDNew look when logging into Fedora OpenID

Be ready!

If you see the theme change at that date, do not be alarmed – this is just our new style!

If you have any questions regarding this change, the new theme, or any Fedora service in general, please find the Infrastructure Team on IRC (#fedora-admin on Freenode), or open a ticket at our Trac.

We hope you’re as excited about this new theme as we are!

Fedora Project community


  1. Awesome. I think it would be a good idea to replace ‘Trust Root’ to something that users can easily relate to like ‘app’.

    Here at Fedora and at KDE I see both of these organizations use OpenID everywhere except they both separate login identities for their Bugzilla accounts. What’s up with that?

    • Rahul Sundaram

      Don’t know about KDE but Bugzilla for Fedora is hosted by Red Hat and is not part of Fedora infrastructure.

      • Christopher

        Separate hosting or not, it would be nice to be able to register an OpenID identity with Bugzilla, so that I could log in with my FAS account.

  2. Please consider OpenId Connect self certification at openid.net

  3. Christopher

    I’m a bit concerned that the “Reject/Allow” and “Approve/Reject” buttons have swapped places, but that’s pretty minor and might be overcome by the color contrast between the two buttons. Overall, the theme looks good. Great job.

  4. Ed

    Are you able to extend OpenID with U2F? I’m always looking for places to use my Yubikey.
    Happy Boxing Day – and many Thanks to everyone that has brought Fedora to the world.

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