The web beyond "usernames & passwords"

A session at Kiwi PyCon 2012

Saturday 1st September, 2012

11:30am to 12:00pm (NZMT)

Persona is a new login and identity system for the web that is pragmatic, federated, and serves the user.

Unlike other popular solutions, it puts a strong emphasis on privacy protection and makes your browser the trusted intermediary. Developed by Mozilla, this cross-browser solution is based on the simple idea of users demonstrating ownership of their email address (with a generous serving of crypto magic under the hood).

This talk will give a high-level overview of the system and then show how simple it is to add support for it in a Python webapp. If you want to make it easy for users to log into your site but don't want the risks and hassle of storing passwords, or if you cannot quite get your head around complicated authentication systems, then this talk is for you!

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Francois Marier

Passionate about decentralization and software freedom. Security & privacy engineer at Mozilla.

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Time 11:30am12:00pm NZMT

Date Sat 1st September 2012


Track 1, University of Otago

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