Friday 1st February, 2013
2:15pm to 3:00pm
It turns out that solving the general identity problem is very hard. Some of these solutions require complicated redirections, an overwhelming amount of jargon and lots of verbose XML. The technology has been around for a long time, but implementing it properly (and safely) is often incredibly difficult. It's a lot to ask of the millions of part-time developers out there that are building sites out of some quick HTML, a MySQL database and some PHP code samples.
This talk will explore the challenges of the existing Web identity solutions and introduce the choices that we made during the development of Persona (formerly BrowserID), a new Open Source federated identity solution from Mozilla, designed and built to respect user privacy.
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Identity is a very significant piece of Internet infrastructure and so it is critical that the solution that gets widely adopted be free-as-in-freedom, distributed and ruthlessly focused on making it easy for developers and end-users.
Passionate about decentralization and software freedom. Security & privacy engineer at Mozilla.
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