Deprecating the Password: Email-only authentication*
Email only authentication as an open-source authentication alternative to traditional username/password authentication.
We should be evaluating whether the traditional username and password is the best form of authentication. I think there is a better way. I’ve open sourced something called Handshake.js that implements an email only authentication mechanism. It’s inspired by two-part authentication, much simpler, and you can implement it in under 30 minutes. It’s open sourced and relies completely on the open protocol – email.
Come see a talk on the strengths and weaknesses of this new approach, how I approached and got it working from a code perspective, and a live coded implementation.
password, handshake.js, nodejs, Ruby, authentication, security, passwords
I've spoken in front of up to 1,000 students at various collegiate hackathons. These are short 5 minute live coding demos.
Here's a link to one of my talks to a meetup group: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2339715/Deprecating%20the%20Password.mp4
Scott Motte is a hacker and developer evangelist for SendGrid. He spends a fair amount of his work and free time coding on opensource projects. He believes the future is bright, and is attracted to people helping build that future.