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Persona: a federated and privacy-protecting login system for the whole Web

François Marier

Websites that need to identify their users commonly use one of two methods: a username & password scheme that's hard to secure and creates a lot of pain for users, or a centralized proprietary service on which many of their users already have accounts.

There must a better way. A cross-browser solution for authenticating users which feels like the Web and preserves the decentralized architecture necessary for an open network. We present Mozilla Persona.