François is a software engineer on the Mozilla Identity team where he fights for the open Web by building alternatives to proprietary silos.
When he's not busy reimplementing Open Source versions of popular Web services (libravatar.org) or dreaming about solving the password problem on the Web once and for all, Francois likes to move closer towards his goal of completing all of the New Zealand Great Walks.
The year is 2012. Sites are getting owned left and right. Password databases are leaked for the lulz. You look at the hashed passwords in your database and hope your site's not gonna be next.
Welcome to the future.
This talk will include:
- the reasons why we need a new identity standard on the web
- an overview of the crypto behind BrowserID (the protocol that Persona implements)
- the Persona federation approach: fully distributed with fallbacks
- demos and actual code from sites that have implemented Persona