Mar. 5th, 2017

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A lot of people, myself included, decided to move to DreamWidth after Livejournal servers were moved to Oroszország. However, we still read other people's journals, and sometimes even comment on them. Livejournal claims that it's possible to comment with a DW account, using OpenID; however, it's support for OpenID is broken. Fortunately, there are some tricks that make it work.

When one tries to login to LJ via OpenID, using http://[whatever].dreamwidth.org as an OpenID URL, it results in a blank page with a long and complicated URL looking like "http://www.dreamwidth.org/openid/server?openid.mode=checkid_setup&..." — it's really long. To make it go further, one needs to find the part of the URL that looks like "openid.trust_root=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.livejournal.com" and replace "http" part of it with "https". That would redirect to Livejournal, and everything would be just fine.

Bonus track: Livejournal does not even try to fool users into believing they can use OpenID on mobile; this option simply isn't there. But, using the same URL, transferring it from the desktop to the mobile in any reasonable way, would allow one to log into Livejournal on mobile as well.

Disclaimer: Livejournal developers are quite active when it comes to breaking good things, so, I'm not sure it will work when you try it.