Screencast: BrowserID login flow on

BrowserID is an initiative to provide the web with a better way to sign in. The web is a connected collection of resources and you should not have to have a user name and password for each of them when you could use the web instead.

Today we show you a screencast of how easy BrowserID makes it to login to a web site. For this, we’ll look at how the login flow for an existing BrowserID user works the first time they log in on a new website. Our example website is OpenPhoto, a hot new photo sharing app that keeps users in control of their data.

Screencast of logging into OpenPhoto with BrowserID

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BrowserID needs your help to grow and become a weapon of choice in the fight against insecure and annoying login systems. The great thing is that now is the time where you can be part of this.

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  1. Robert O’Callahan

    In the “implement BrowserID” document, why are steps 2 and 3 separate? Couldn’t we offer a single API that gets the assertion and automatically performs the POST request, returning the result to a callback? Seems like that would simplify the process even more.

    November 9th, 2011 at 18:47

    1. Robert O’Callahan

      Oh, I get it … step 2 runs on the client, which passes the assertion to the site’s server, then step 3 runs on the site’s server I guess. The document should probably be clearer about that.

      November 9th, 2011 at 18:50

  2. Quxxy

    With maxed video and system volume and headphones, I still can’t hear a word you’re saying. You might need to normalise the audio.

    November 10th, 2011 at 02:10

    1. Igor

      I was watching this in Chrome and there is definitively something wrong with audio.

      November 10th, 2011 at 08:14

  3. Austin King

    Sorry for the audio glitch. it is quite low.

    November 10th, 2011 at 10:15

  4. Unknown

    What browser are you using? Is this the new firefox aurora? It looks really cool!

    November 15th, 2011 at 00:33

  5. comzeradd

    What I haven’t quite understand yet, is browserid going to be implemented inside the browser at some point?

    Currently there a provider ( that verifies our (email) identities. This may be different from openid on the technical level, but none on the UX level.

    November 16th, 2011 at 05:03

  6. eonsaway

    The video sound is way to low. Will check back.

    November 26th, 2011 at 16:50

  7. Samuel

    Kindly check this example in the link attached and you will ready to roll.
    Ensure that you use the required two javascript libraries jquery.min.js and include.js


    December 30th, 2011 at 13:51

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