Now with Gmail, Mozilla Persona supports more than 700M email users

Now with Gmail, Mozilla Persona supports more than 700M email users

Summary: Mozilla is well on its way to meeting its goal of making the identity infrastructure available to approximately half of the global Internet user population this year.

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Mozilla has announced that it is ready to extend its Persona Identity Bridge to Gmail users.

Stressing privacy as the foremost concern, Mozilla engineers asserted in Thursday's announcement that "Gmail users can sign into sites with Persona, but Google can’t track which sites they sign into."

To recall, the software giant released Beta 2 of Persona, formerly known as BrowserID, back in April

That release included a new feature called Identity Bridge, a browser-based identity solution that integrates Persona with emerging identity protocols OAuth and OpenID.

It also presents competition for a burgeoning market of single sign-on platforms from some of the biggest names in tech. Just look at logging in with Google Apps, Facebook Connect, and recently Amazon.

When Identity Bridge first debuted, Mozilla made it known that the goal was to make this infrastructure available to approximately half of the global Internet user population this year.

With the addition of Gmail support, it looks like Mozilla is well on its way.

The combination of Gmail users along with existing support for Yahoo means that Mozilla Persona supports more than 700,000,000 email users, according to the Persona team.

The translation, provided by Mozilla, is that Persona now covers between 60 and 80 percent of email users on most North American websites.

The Identity Bridge for Gmail is already available now. All Persona-enabled sites should automatically support it.

For a closer look at Mozilla Persona, check out the promo video below:

Topics: Security, Apps, Google, Privacy, Google Apps

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  • Where can I try this out?

    I am a Yahoo! user. What sites can I sign onto using Persona?
    x I'm tc
  • Propaganda

    Mozilla is funded by Google.... anything attached to Google is a trap, they sell you...and your privacy...

    Either use Outlook/Hotmail or run your own email server...
    OwlllllllNet
    • Use Hotmail spam-attractor

      Now there's a great idea!
      Wakemewhentrollsgone
      • Hotmail/outlook have way better spam filtering

        than either Gmail or Yahoo. And they don't deserve the right to publish or sell your email and documents the way google does.
        Johnny Vegas
      • Hotmail/outlook have way better spam filtering

        than either Gmail or Yahoo. And they don't deserve the right to publish or sell your email and documents the way google does.
        Johnny Vegas
  • Now with Gmail, Mozilla Persona supports more than 700M email users

    All the Windows winers are here trying to dispute that Thunderbird is the number ONE in the world.

    Must mean that most Windows users prefer Thunderbird ovver what ever Microsoft offers these days.
    Over and Out
    • Thunderbird might be the most used, but where is it mentioned?

      I'm trying to find it in the blog, but all this blog is about is something for logging into websites.
      Michael Alan Goff