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3803Re: [decentralization] De-centralizing single sign on.

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  • Bram Cohen
    Sep 2 12:24 AM
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      On Sun, 2 Sep 2001, Julian Bond wrote:

      > There are a vast number of web sites that require an ID and password but
      > which have relatively low security requirements. It would make life
      > easier for users of those sites if they didn't have to retype all their
      > preferences and create a new ID and password.

      The problem with single signon is in ironing out the myriad and subtle
      differences between how different sites view their list of users, and in
      getting the software installed on clients.

      Thankfully, there's no compelling technical reason to have a single
      central database for single signon like microsoft is trying to make
      happen. Whether they manage to force it remains to be seen.

      -Bram Cohen

      "Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent"
      -- John Maynard Keynes
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