Rails Authentication Choices

I am evaluating the Yahoo Browser Based Authentication Rails plugin for
use
in my web app. It looks like a good idea to make the signup process
easier
by using this plugin.

I see the following advantages for using it:

  1. Less code :wink:
  2. I don’t have to struggle with Acts As Authenticated or RESTful
    Authentication plugins to get this functionality.
  3. I can safely assume most of my customers already have an Yahoo
    account.

I don’t know what information will be made available after the signup
process. Has anyone used it? Is it like Single Sign On? Does Google have
something similar? TIA.

  1. I can safely assume most of my customers already have an Yahoo
    account.

I’d offer it as an option, but I wouldn’t require a yahoo account.

For the second release I can give them another option.

  1. I can safely assume most of my customers already have an Yahoo
    account.

If your target market is Yahoo employees, then I would say you can
assume that.

I wouldn’t sign up if I had to have a Yahoo account…

  1. I can safely assume most of my customers already have an Yahoo account.

I’d offer it as an option, but I wouldn’t require a yahoo account.


Rick O.
http://weblog.techno-weenie.net
http://mephistoblog.com

Agreed, I don’t have a yahoo account and I would be less likely to sign
up if thats what it required.

You could easily roll your own authentication system very easily with a
simple before_filter in your application controller. & a registration
system is very simple once you setup your validations.

200 million Yahoo users!!! Very tempting. Ok, I am getting my hands
dirty
with the RESTful authentication plugin. Let’s see how it goes. Thnx.

Bala P. wrote:

I don’t know what information will be made available after the signup
process. Has anyone used it? Is it like Single Sign On? Does Google have
something similar? TIA.

Even though Bala’s decided that Yahoo authentication is best offered as
a secondary option, I’d still like to know about the original
questions. Anybody know?

Ron

Even though Bala’s decided that Yahoo authentication is best offered as
a secondary option, I’d still like to know about the original
questions. Anybody know?

Ron

I posted this question on Yahoo’s ydn-auth group. I got very vague
answers and
links that I already have. Anyways, I got the RESTful authentication
working
and I have blogged the instructions here http://bparanj.blogspot.com/

It’s better not to have any dependency on Yahoo.

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