Mozilla today unveiled its Web-based authentication alternative to OpenID, Persona’s ‘beta 2’ version. The company with Persona working towards bringing a way towards eliminating passwords over the Web, and with this release, it’s being packed with performance improvements and new features.
Counting on new features, the company brings “Identity Bridging,” meaning that the users can now log into websites which support Persona. Mozilla believes that this new way of authentication sounds more attractive to application developers, service providers and online publishers to implement Persona as [part of] their authentication flow.
Mozilla says it has been starter out with yahoo.com and even asks you to try its new sample site123drone.org: click “Sign in”, enter your yahoo.com email address and you are all ready to go. If you are technical savvy, the company has also shared technical details behind Identity Bridging and even you can also read a detailed Q&A with Lead Engineer Lloyd Hilaiel.