[Members] signin-to-browser initial architecture proposal

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Wed May 2 14:25:45 UTC 2012


I've had a few conversations with Dan Callahan (who was just hired by
Mozilla to work on BrowserID) about using XMPP as an identity mechanism.
He seemed receptive to the idea.

Personally I'd like to see this go a lot further than identity but there'd
need to be a lot of work on defining a standard security model for allowing
websites to (eg) send messages on behalf of a user, subscribe to pubsub
nodes, use adhoc commands, etc via javascript.

I'd like to point out that XMPP is already getting integrated with
browsers, but not in the way we'd prefer - Google is integrating
gTalk/Hangouts with Chrome and pushing it as a plugin to gmail/g+ users.
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