Account Manager: Identity management in the browser

Dan Mills


Although the Web has changed over the years, browsers have remained largely unchanged in the realm of identity management. Account Manager is an effort by Mozilla to go beyond password management and allow the user agent to become a trusted intermediary between users and the sites they visit. Moreover, having the user agent provide an abstraction for common authentication tasks allows browser vendors and security practitioners to implement and deploy safer authentication methods with minimal user impact.

Time and Place

July 2 (Friday) at 1630 hrs
Gates 4B (opposite 490)