Home of the Mozilla Identity team
Last week Mozilla held an All-Hands, and it was exciting to see so many people learning, teaching, and discussing all things Mozilla. The Identity team gave a short demonstration of the latest version of BrowserID during the opening keynote, and we have a recording we can share with you:
In the demo you’ll see an overview of BrowserID, but also some new features we’re prototyping. One feature that highlights how BrowserID can significantly improve the user experience of web login is something we call “primary authority” support. The idea is simple: your email provider or corporate intranet is a primary authority for your email account with them. BrowserID provides a simple way for that email address to be automatically added to your list of verified emails, so that it can be used on other sites on the Web. We’re working on deploying this feature within Mozilla, so that we can enable easy single sign-on across our websites, and potentially even with our partners.
You’ll note that we used a site called OpenPhoto during our demo. OpenPhoto is one of the first groups to join WebFWD, a Mozilla Labs project about creating open solutions that push the Web forward. OpenPhoto chose to implement BrowserID support because it was particularly easy and fit their distributed model.