Too many usernames & passwords

This is indeed rediculous. Not only that, but i also hate it when services require you to sign up with a username & password even if you just want to try that service for a brief time. Too many user accounts online, ultimately you run out of memorizable unique passwords, and sharing passwords or using a service-dependent naming scheme is not wise. Check out this website for a neat tool btw.

In these days (and specially if the whole “cloud-as-a-service” model is to become successful, oh and it will) we should have a concept of a single global account, or a managable federation of accounts that form a global account, that would allow people to “turn on” services on the web to try them out (or use them), and then “turn them off”.

I know about openID, but having a single account (be it from Google or Microsoft or Yahoo) to log in to many places is too “big-brothery” for my taste. Plus, not all online services allow users to use openID, even though they really should.

It is bollocks! Bollocks I tells ya! *shaking his fist*

  1. openID, oAuth, WLID and many more to come since this is a universal problem! We will see so many sooooooooooooo many ways to try and fix essentially the very same problem. Computers not trusting us, unless we authenticate and prove who we are.

    I hope soon, we can evolve and just provide EAP-Biometrics authentication, with PII protection. Who knows, maybe RSA will do a good job at it 🙂

  2. Maybe it is easier to stop the root of the problem which is enforce that to try out something u dont need to register to begin with.

    Its crappy and u get a shitload of spameven if the site claims u never get any and ur info wont be sold

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