Mozilla Persona login system to shut down end November
Mozilla’s login system Persona will be shut down on Nov. 30 as its usage is low and has not grown over the last two years.
The foundation’s decision to take persona.org and related domains offline follows a move in March 2014 to transition the running of the project from full-time developers to a community of long-time volunteers and former paid contributors.
Mozilla said at the time that it had no plans to decommission the little-known service, which allowed users to sign in to websites that support Persona using their verified email ids. The key attraction of the service, according to Mozilla, was that users didn’t have to trust a website with their password, preventing its theft if one of the websites got hacked.