[Python-Dev] Offtopic: OpenID Providers

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Thu Sep 5 23:56:22 CEST 2013

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 05:29:07PM -0400, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> I don't want my choice to be log into Facebook or manage a slew of passwords.

   The last part is unavoidable. I regularly login to LiveJournal,
Twitter, SourceForge, BitBucket, Gitorious, GitHub and to hundreds of
other sites -- blogs, torrents, web shops. I already manage hundreds of
passwords. OpenID promised to save me from that and failed. Do you think
Persona would succeed in this regard (saved me from managing all those
passwords)? And if not -- what are the benefits? I already manage
hundreds of passwords -- two or three additional passwords for
bugs.python.org, wiki.python.org and so on don't make the situation
   IMO the very idea of single sign-on in the open web is meaningless.

> But I'm not volunteering to do the work, so I don't get to decide.  I'm just
> stating that I think our principle should be that you *can* (not *must*) use
> free and open services to access our resources.

   Well, I can only use services that are available, not those that are
promised. If python.org grows support for Persona -- who will be my
provider and for what price? I am not going to install and manage
additional software on my servers -- I don't want to be my own provider,
I have enough job already.

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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