Mozilla Persona for your domain

Speaker(s) : François Marier

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 10 July 2013
  • Schedule : 17h40
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : H 2215

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Theme : Security
Fils rouges : Au quotidienCloudEnjeux sociétaux
Public cible : GeeksProfessionnels


Passwords are a big problem on the Web. Users pick bad ones and re-use them all over the place, developers can’t seem to be able to secure them. We need something better, but almost all of the new login systems for the Web rely on centralised gate keepers. We can do better than this.

Persona is a new way of logging users in. It’s simple, decentralised and allows users to choose who can vouch for them. It’s also designed to provide meaningful privacy to all users regardless of their level of expertise.

This talk will highlight the main features of Persona and introduce the crypto behind its underlying protocol, BrowserID. It will also provide an overview of what organisations can do to support Persona natively on their domains.


François is a software engineer on the Mozilla Identity team where he fights for the open Web by building alternatives to centralised proprietary silos.

A long time Debian developer, François has been involved in Open Source for over 10 years and regularly contributes to several projects. He also volunteers for the Free Software Foundation and leads the development of

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