RThaiRThai wrote:Instead of supplying a password to login, a user will only suppy his email address. A link will be sent to the user's email account which may be used to log in only once, and will expire after a given period of time.
RThaiRThai wrote:I would like for this method of loggin in to become universal, or to replace Facebook connect, as Facebook connect is tied to 1 company whereas a mail server may be implemented by anyone with sufficient resources.
kmatzen wrote:So, I would have to supply my email address, press the login button, navigate to my email service, login, wait for the email to arrive, open the email, click the link, and then delete the email before loggin into your site? This sounds like an awful user experience, especially when the SMTP servers get flooded with all these login emails and they become significantly delayed.
kmatzen wrote:This is what OpenID is for. In the end, sites choose Facebook Connect over OpenID since it allows sites to augment the experience with social networking data without actually getting access to that data and the liability associated with it. Some companies like Yahoo! and Google use OpenID so that they can sway customers over from their competitor without making them sign up for a new account. Last time I checked, you can use your gmail to login to Yahoo! products like Flickr. I didn't pay attention to whether or not that used OpenID, but the idea is still the same.
RThaiRThai wrote:The only popular site I know of that uses OpenID is Slashdot.
Zamfir wrote:Why not save an email in your email account with your password on it? So if you want to login to that site, you can search your email for the relevant mail. Takes less steps for the user than your proposal.
sircrayons wrote:Why not use a password manager like KeePassX or LastPass?
RebeccaRGB wrote:...I don't necessarily want everything I do online to be linked together. I like my relative anonymity....
SammyIAm wrote:OpenID does take care of the "I can't remember the password" issue, but as RebeccaRGB pointed out:RebeccaRGB wrote:...I don't necessarily want everything I do online to be linked together. I like my relative anonymity....
The reason I don't remember my password for these sites is because I rarely go there, and I don't necessarily want accounts there to be linked to an OpenID that I use for a lot of stuff. PayPal is good example here too, I may not want to have my OpenID that I use for all my social networking linked to my PayPal account.
There's technical limitations like spamming, but in reality I don't think they would be any more prevalent with this method than others.
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