Mozilla's Persona login service is unpopular, will be shut down

Simple login service Persona fails to take off after five years, Mozilla canning it.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Jan 12 2016 11:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

Login service Persona will be shut down as of November 2016. Launched by Mozilla five years ago, it has proven unpopular, with no signs of that changing anytime soon, so the company has decided to give it the boot.

Mozilla's Persona login service is unpopular, will be shut down | TweakTown.com

Persona works much like OpenID and Facebook Connect, utilizing the BrowserID protocol to let you log in to websites without the hassle of site-specific passwords, while remaining secure; all that's needed is an email. Unfortunately for Mozilla and perhaps its users, the project has failed for unknown reasons.

November 30 is the shutdown date. At this time, support will end, and user data will be destroyed for security reasons.

NEWS SOURCE:digitaltrends.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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