Mozilla has launched the beta of their Persona Login System technology that is aimed to make web logins easy.
The idea is to remove the need to remember passwords for creating accounts and logging into different web services.
The company said:
After seven months of morphing APIs and various Persona improvements, Mozilla has deemed the project “ready to use for authentication.” Persona works in all major desktop and mobile browsers and, according to Mozilla, the user experience has been considerably polished for this release. While Mozilla claims it’s ready to use, bear in mind that Persona is still officially a beta. Mozilla Persona is a distributed online identity system. It’s part of Mozilla’s effort to tackle online identity management by shifting the focus from individual websites to a decentralized system that sites tab into.
A Google developer recently made a blog post on how they are also working on a similar technology to make logins on web service easier. Mozilla has just beaten them into launching their own tech first.