Posts Tagged ‘Persona’

Mozilla Makes Authentication System Persona Community Project

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Given the widespread concerns about security and privacy, I’m kind of surprised that there hasn’t been more user interest in Persona …

When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service. The primary goal was to make the authentication process on the web safer, more private, and better to use. BrowserID was renamed to Persona in the beginning of 2013, which resulted in Personas, the lightweight theme engine of Firefox, being renamed as well to avoid confusion.

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Mozilla Persona – Privacy Preserving Authentication Service

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

This sounds like a good idea, but we won’t really know for sure until more sites support Persona and we can see how well it actually works …

Several companies, Google, Facebook and Twitter to name three, offer their own authentication services to third party websites. What this means is that you can register an account on third party websites using your Google , Facebook or Twitter account. The benefit here is that you usually only have to authorize the new service or site using an existing account so that you do not have to fill out a sign up form and select a password to do the same.

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