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Mozilla BrowserID Promises Single-Sign-On Master Password

Posted on Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 23:02:29 CEST by

Mozilla Labs has announced a new way for users to have single-sign-on using a single email address as a common account identify on the Internet. The new idea is called BrowserID and it could someday prevent you from having different user accounts and passwords for every site that you visit. BrowserID is a decentralized identity system that makes it possible for users to prove ownership of email addresses in a secure manner, without requiring per-site passwords. BrowserID is hoped to ultimately become an alternative to the tradition of ad-hoc application-level authentication based on site-specific user-names and passwords.

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Re: Mozilla BrowserID Promises Single-Sign-On Master Password
by Anonymous on Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 23:44:45 CEST
Honestly, why would I want something to 'prevent' me from having different user accounts for different sites?

I have different accounts for a reason.

If Mozilla makes this a mandatory 'feature', I will quit using Firefox altogether. Are you listening Mozilla?


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