Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Persona, am ambitious plan to replace passwords and attempt to provide a single sign-in solution for the web. It didn't quite work out.
Mozilla revealed that it's shutting it down this year.
You can see a message from Mozilla's Ryan Kelly here. It begins:
When the Mozilla Identity team transitioned Persona to community
ownership, we committed resources to operational and security support
throughout 2014 , and renewed that commitment for 2015 . Due to
low, declining usage, we are reallocating the project’s dedicated,
ongoing resources and will shut down the persona.org services that we run.
Persona.org and related domains will be taken offline on November 30th,
If you run a website that relies on Persona, you will need to implement
an alternative login solution for your users. We have assembled a wiki
page with additional information and guidelines for migration , but
here are the important things you need to know...
In a FAQ, Mozilla says its metrics show that usage of persona.org is low, and hasn't grown over the last two years.
More on the shut-down here.
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