BrowserID is a safe and easy way for users to sign into web sites using their email address.
BrowserID works on all modern browsers, only requires an hour or two to implement, and makes for a more frictionless experience by eliminating the "email confirmation" step when a user first signs into a site. Website operators still get a verified email address for their users, and users only have to remember a single password. BrowserID is also intuitive, since email addresses are commonly understood to be associated with identities.
You can try BrowserID right now by going to OpenPhoto and signing in, or read more about it from the user perspective at support.mozilla.org.
Read on to get started!
BrowserID is in active development. It's ready to use today, but we'll be introducing a new and improved API near the end of Q2. Follow our blog
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Adding BrowserID to your site
- Quick setup
- A quick walkthrough showing how to add BrowserID to your web site.
- User experience
- What the BrowserID sign-in flow looks like to the user.
- Advanced features
- Extra features we're building into BrowserID.
- Security considerations
- Practices and techniques to make sure your BrowserID deployment is secure.
Becoming an Identity Provider
If you're a developer for an email or other identity providing service, learn how to implement BrowserID Primary support:
- Development Tips
- A set of tips and tricks useful while developing a new primary.
- The Spec
- The deep technical details are in the spec.
- Protocol overview
- A mid-level technical overview of the BrowserID protocol.
- Reference for the
navigator.id object which web developers can use to integrate BrowserID.
- Verification API
- Reference for the remote verification API implemented by https:/browserid.org/verify.
- BrowserID terminology defined.
browserid-cookbook - Source code examples of adding BrowserID for PHP, Nodejs, etc.