Mixi has released “mixi OpenID” API to public users.
It enables developers to use mixi ID for authentication. Also the API has “my mixi authentication” and “community authentication” features. Developers must follows OpenID Authentication 2.0 standard.
Also it enables mixi users to use their ID on many existing websites which accept OpenID.
“my mixi” is a term which means a friend of a user. This feature enables developers to authenticate that a user is a friend of another user.
Community authentication enables developers to confirm that a user is a member of a community.
Mixi was reluctant to release API because they are anxious for security issues. Finally they started to provide API to users. What’s their next move?