Mozilla Launches Persona, A Login System That May Finally Replace Facebook Logins [Updates]

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Do you hate websites that force you to login with Facebook or Twitter? Many sites resort to this option as the easiest way to integrate logins, despite that fact that most users don’t like it. Mozilla Persona can change this, and it’s now officially in public beta. Mozilla Persona, formerly known as BrowserID, is a centralized login option websites can implement that allows users to log in quickly, without compromising their Facebook or Twitter profiles.

Mozilla Persona should be much easier for developers to implement on their website than a customized login form, and make it easier for users to login quickly, without having to create a separate account. As a user, it takes several minutes to create a Persona account, which you can then theoretically use across the web to log in, if the website supports it. You can easily add several email addresses, but you have one password for all of them.

Another nice thing about Persona is that Mozilla is not likely to disappear any time soon. As everlasting as Facebook seems to us now, how long can a social network really last? When no one uses Facebook anymore, those logins will become obsolete, which can be quite annoying for website owners. If you want to implement Persona on your website, you can learn how to do so here. This is what it can look like, from OpenPhoto.

Mozilla Persona is now in public beta, so you can try it out by creating your own account. What do you think about Persona? Will you give it a try on your website?

Source: Mozilla Persona

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Comments (21)
  • Guruprasad S. Srivatsav

    Does it store content locally, as in your emails are stored locally in your hard disk, and are invoked when you need to login, or is this covered under Firefox Sync?

    • Yaara Lancet

      Persona is just a login system. Website owners can install it on their website, and you can use it to log in, just like you would use Facebook. It doesn’t store anything aside from the email addresses and one password you give it, and that’s not locally.

  • Stephan Huebner

    While it sounds interesting I will most probably stay with LastPass. Up to now I haven’t found a more convenient/reliable system for managing lots of login details, among other things.

    • Yaara Lancet

      This is not actually meant to be a LastPass alternative. It’s just a login system. It’s another user and password for you to store in LastPass, hopefully eventually reducing the amount of different users and passwords you have to store there.

  • Grr

    a good move from Mozilla. But I still believe they should concentrate on their loosing browser market share.

  • Anonymous

    lol! When i went to the persona signup page.. I tried looking for a login with facebook button!! :D

  • Boni Oloff

    Wow, interesting, If i am not wrong persona is Firefox interface modification..
    But, what ever.. If it can be integerated in many websites besides facebook or twitter, it will be one of the coolest web inovation :)

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