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brochard
Making moves
Status: New idea

Like Google, Facebook, Apple...
Make it possible for websites to make a Login with Firefox option available so we have a trusted privacy preserving option given to us (and give Firefox some visibility)

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Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

Serg
Employee
Employee

Having a single account to sign in everywhere is super convenient, but it also has some downsides:

  • easier to track user across different sites
  • attacker need to hack only one account to access many sites

It's best to use a password manager and to have different accounts on different sites.

brochard
Making moves

@SergI know it's not best practice but it's better than a weak password or connecting via Facebook/Google,
also Firefox has a password manager, getting your Firefox account hacked can already make you lose access to all your accounts.
The benefits outweights the drawbacks in my opinion and it expends the Mozilla ecosystem (which in my opinion is missing a big opportunity by not making google alternative services in partnership with other brands but that's an other subject)

Serg
Employee
Employee

Oh, absolutely agree that it's better than a weak or reused password!

Let me ask around, perhaps there are plans I'm not aware of.

Serg
Employee
Employee

I managed to find some piece of history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Persona

sfink
Strollin' around

I think there's some current thought going into something like this as well. Decentralized identity? Federated identity? Those keywords have been thrown around.

I've seen a pointer to https://gitlab.com/bluesky-community1/decentralized-ecosystem/-/blob/master/README.md (unrelated to Mozilla, but contains thinking around identity.) I believe this has come up in the "wtf could blockchains be good for?" discussion.

I really wish BrowserId had gone somewhere.

If there's a centralized authority, it seems like you could have it issue as many identities per account as you want. Heck, Firefox Relay already does something like this, splitting one email into multiple. But this is tricky stuff that I don't understand very well, so I dunno.

 

Margie1984
New member

Thank you, I truly appreciate this.

Margie1984
New member

Does Firefox have password generator, because they do have apps that read passwords. Its just a thought.

SignalAffairs
Strollin' around

I like the overall idea of it, it would be interesting if Mozilla brought Persona back. I would trust it and use it over "Sign in with Google/Facebook/ect".

@Margie1984do you mean this? If so, then yes. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-generate-secure-password-firefox

Hackgets
Making moves

If this feature is implemented, I would like to see biometric authentication introduced at the same time.