How to fix authentication (was LinkedIn)

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Jun 20 18:26:45 CDT 2012


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leo Bicknell" <bicknell at ufp.org>

> SSL certificates could be used this way today.
> 
> SSH keys could be used this way today.
> 
> PGP keys could be used this way today.
> 
> What's missing? A pretty UI for the users. Apple, Mozilla, W3C,
> Microsoft IE developers and so on need to get their butts in gear
> and make a pretty UI to create personal key material, send the
> public key as part of a sign up form, import a key, and so on.

Yes, but you're securing the account to the *client PC* there, not to
the human being; making that Portable Enough for people who use and
borrow multiple machines is nontrivial.

Cheers,
-- jra
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