3816RE: [decentralization] De-centralizing single sign on.
- Sep 2, 2001Re: It's not very single-sign-on-y if I have to type my password at
...and I'll bet most of us the same 1 or 2 passwords for *all* the web
sites we need to login to.
It was a huge eye-opener for me recently when I picked up my
registration materials at a conference only find they were for a
different Michael Herman and the conference organizer, in the spirit of
being "helpful", printed our reg site password on the back of the name
badges. I had the other person's personal password and they had mind
...not only for the reg site but for 80% of the other Internet sites I
use. All of the reg clerks also had these passwords at their disposal.
"Weakest link" theory at work at its best. I can't wait for single
sign-on for most of the sites I visit. I've been happy with the small
number that use Passport.
CTO, Parallelspace Corporation
From: Wesley Felter [mailto:wesley@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [decentralization] De-centralizing single sign on.
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.
> What if the registration form or sign on form had three fields
> 1) ID
> 2) password
> 3) get my preferences from this URL
It's not very single-sign-on-y if I have to type my password at every
Wesley Felter - wesley@... - http://felter.org/wesley/
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