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Easily With Mozilla’s New BrowserID

Easily With Mozilla’s New BrowserID

An open source experiment from the browser king offers a safer and easier way to sign in to websites.

Emma Hutchings

The Identity Team at Mozilla Labs has come up with a new streamlined tool for accessing websites, BrowserID, which enables users to enter their email address instead of their username and password. This experimental new way of signing in was created in an effort to provide a system that is easier than requiring people to remember lots of different passwords for the many different website they have to access.

When visiting their first BrowserID site, a user enters their email address and chooses a password. An email containing a unique link is sent to their address and once they click the link, the user is signed in to the site and can use that email address on every site that supports BrowserID. Mozilla states that this new tool is easy to use, secure, decentralized, respects user privacy, works across browsers and will seamlessly integrate into future browsers.


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