local-openid allows users with shell accounts on servers to authenticate with OpenID consumers by editing a YAML file in their home directory instead of authenticating through HTTP/HTTPS. 1. Encounter a login page that accepts OpenID (the consumer) 2. Login into your own server (if you're not already logged in) 3. Start the local-openid app on your server 4. Login using your OpenID (on the consumer) - you should be redirected to your local-openid application 5. edit ~/.local-openid/config.yml on your server to approve the consumer 6. Reload the local-openid page your browser was on. - you should be logged in to the OpenID consumer site - If not, check the error log (usually stderr) of local-openid 8. Shut down the local-openid application.