James Williams

Managing User Accounts with Mozilla Persona

Tags: General

Disorganized data center

An introductory article I wrote on Mozilla Persona was published recently by InformIT . Mentioning now seems apropos given the PRISM stuff.

Mozilla Persona is a means for websites to authenticate users whilst permitting them to remain as private as they choose. Unlike FB or Google+ SignIn, all the implementing site gets from the user is their email address. There's no central profile data they can query. It's not covered in the article but you can even setup your own authenticating server. Decentralized by design.

As email addys are cheap, you can easily separate your more "interesting" hobbies from the more mundane ones.

Read the article here: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2065041

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