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Any information on the BitCard single-sign-on system?

by Thilosophy (Curate)
on Jan 05, 2006 at 01:48 UTC ( #521082=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Fellow monks,

I just tried to log on to AnnoCPAN, but apparently it has its own user authentication system (actually: does it? or is it linked to CPAN or PerlMonks or ), which reminded me again about the poor situation of needing so many different Perl-related user accounts.

Anyway, in the process, I accidentally (and for the first time in a while) logged in at and saw that it is now using a system called BitCard, "an open single-sign-on web-authentication service, free for both users and web sites, that is used by most services".

I could not find much (any?) information on the BitCard web site, and a super-search here did not turn up much either, so I am posting my questions here: Is this going to be the prefered Single-Sign-On solution for the Perl community? Where is it currently used? Which sites have plans to adopt it in the near future?

2006-01-10 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Bitcard ?'

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Re: Any information on the BitCard single-sign-on system?
by spiritway (Vicar) on Jan 05, 2006 at 06:34 UTC

    I found this on CPAN.

Re: Any information on the BitCard single-sign-on system? (luck)
by tye (Sage) on Jan 05, 2006 at 16:33 UTC

    You might have better luck asking about BitCard at a site that uses BitCard and asking about policy at a site that is part of I certainly don't have any clue on either of those subjects and I don't get the impression that those who run sites post here much.

    I'm not saying that you shouldn't have posted it here. I'm just not sure you'll get good answers.

    Since I'm involved in site policy, I'll also note that my take on likely future site policy regarding BitCard would mostly be based on the answers to your questions (and similar questions).

    - tye        

Re: Any information on the BitCard single-sign-on system?
by castaway (Parson) on Jan 05, 2006 at 10:41 UTC
    I haven't heard of Bitcard.. so far only OpenID and TypeKey..



Re: Any information on the BitCard single-sign-on system?
by belg4mit (Prior) on Jan 09, 2006 at 15:35 UTC
    Perhaps. As I noted here, many search.cpan linked sites are in the process of switching to a unified auth system (initally revealed by the AnnoCPAN author, and then gbarr of search.cpan). But then, you could always ask bjorn hansen (sic).

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