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#1 2012-09-27 18:17:13

Lanark
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Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

Something to consider for the future:

Mozilla Persona is a completely decentralized and secure authentication system for the web

Persona completely eliminates site-specific passwords, freeing users and websites from the burden of creating, managing, and securely storing passwords.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Persona

Looks like it requires javascript though - is that a deal breaker?

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#2 2012-09-27 18:37:24

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Re: Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

Since this is a login system, outside the board itselfs (like a Facebook login) this will never be part of FluxBB.


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#3 2012-09-27 21:31:14

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Re: Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

I'm not an expert but I don't think it replaces the login system or user profile (or your ability to ban someone), its just an alternative way of confirming someones identity - an alternative to requiring an email address (an option which requires relying on a 3rd party email service)

So I think this would be an extra option:

Verify registrations: No | Yes (via Email) | Yes (via Persona)

"The BrowserID protocol never leaks tracking information back to the Identity Provider. Rather, it behaves similarly to an ID card: users obtain signed credentials from their Identity Providers which can be presented to websites as a proof of identity. Websites can check the validity of these credentials without ever revealing a user's identity to their identity provider."

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#4 2012-09-28 05:11:50

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Re: Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

Yes, but still, this wont happen since this isn't an important feature for a board, maybe in a plugin...


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#5 2012-09-28 07:53:19

Otomatic
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Re: Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

Studio384 wrote:

Since this is a login system, outside the board itselfs (like a Facebook login) this will never be part of FluxBB.

+1
Hi,

I do not want to use a "third party", whatever it is, to register or to identify users.
I want my forums are autonomous, without requiring external access http.


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#6 2012-10-01 23:38:03

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Re: Persona - user authentication from Mozilla

I guess a plugin would work, heres some more background info:

Why Mozilla Persona Is the Right Answer to the Question of Identity
by David Somers Oct 1st, 2012

http://labs.newsint.co.uk/blog/2012/10/ … -identity/

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