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Mozilla "Persona" beta release

Mozilla "Persona" beta release

Posted Sep 29, 2012 21:28 UTC (Sat) by geofft (subscriber, #59789)
In reply to: Mozilla "Persona" beta release by k8to
Parent article: Mozilla "Persona" beta release

There are two ways to use Persona:

1) If you have the appropriate setup in /.well-known/ via HTTPS, then authentication is through that key (specifically it accepts assertions signed by that public key).

2) If you don't, it falls back to a publicly-trusted Persona server, which at the moment is Mozilla (in theory it could be anything else, but Mozilla works well enough for now).

You get more control/security and more convenience if you do option 1 -- in particular, the way Mozilla implements option 2 is by doing the email-verification dance -- but both options work well enough.

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