The web beyond usernames and passwords

Summary

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

Description

Persona is a new cross-browser 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, it 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!