Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#4102 new enhancement

BrowserID login ability

Reported by: antoineturmel@… Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: browserid, login Cc:

Description

It would be great for OSM to support BrowserID login system recently introduced by Mozilla.

https://browserid.org/

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by TomH

Is there anything to actually support yet? It's little more than a proposal/specification at the moment isn't it?

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by antoineturmel@…

It's the ability to login with a BrowserID account that rely only email+password, no more information is stocked on the BrowserID server instead of Google/Facebook? connect, plus it's quite easy to implement if you look at the documentation.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by TomH

Yes I know what it is, but I didn't think the server part was working yet.

I still think it's unlikely that we'd do anything until it has more traction, unless somebody was to come along and offer us a reasonable patch that wasn't going to have a high maintenance overhead.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by amm

It would be nice if people could come up with one standard and then just stick with it,instead of constantly coming up with new and incompatible standards that each need support. OpenID seems like a reasonable standard to me.

Given its penetration, I'd probably rather prefer to support Facebook and Twitter through their (misused) OAuth authentication than browserID for now, even though that would unfortunately require some special code for each site.

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