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Title: [2014-05-05] Bitprize: BitID, authentication using bitcoin technology
Post by: bitsmichel on May 05, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
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BitID, an open authentication protocol using public-key cryptography, your id is your public address. An example login experience for the user could be, scan a QR code with a mobile phone and be directly logged in. Alternatively, you could login with a desktop wallet.

Source: bitprize.org (http://bitprize.org)


Title: Re: [2014-05-05] Bitprize: BitID, authentication using bitcoin technology
Post by: Bit_Happy on May 06, 2014, 07:05:40 AM
BitID looks really exciting, as long as a website communicating with a desktop wallet doesn't invite security issues.


Title: Re: [2014-05-05] Bitprize: BitID, authentication using bitcoin technology
Post by: erono on May 06, 2014, 07:25:54 AM
What are the benefits of BitID vs OAuth2? I'm currently implementing a new auth system for on my website. Looks like local login with OAuth for FB+Twitter is the current trend.


Title: Re: [2014-05-05] Bitprize: BitID, authentication using bitcoin technology
Post by: bitsmichel on May 06, 2014, 06:16:52 PM
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What are the benefits of BitID vs OAuth2? I'm currently implementing a new auth system for on my website. Looks like local login with OAuth for FB+Twitter is the current trend.

BitID has a higher security than most passwords. Passwords are stored in a wallet, no need for 'forgot your password'?.
In addition, the users is not required to have a FB+Twitter account, use activation email etc. Login can occur in 3 seconds, as you can simply scan a QR code.

Overall it can mean, more users for your system. The more forms they have to fill in, the earlier they leave the site  :)