Centralized Authentication - building a Jasig CAS server
Helping Rid the Web of Passwords
It’s getting close to that time of year when we take time to go home and visit family and loved ones at the end of another year.
And, when you’re a “computer expert” like me, that means one thing:
Trying to sort out the disaster your family has made of their passwords and web-accounts this year.
Simply ask any baby-boomer what the worst part of the internet is? Answer: “too many passwords”
And they’re absolutely right. It’s not just a baby-boomer problem –
it’s a problem for all the users that we work so hard to build online services for.
The Authentication Problem
Passwords are painful for users and a common failure point for websites, but they are required.
The web is a public place and like any public place, it will be graffitied.
In order to protect our users’ content we need to authenticate them, traditionally with passwords.
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