Mozilla Is Shutting Down Authentication System
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 11 January 2016 at 08:41 PM EST. 37 Comments
Five years ago Mozilla launched as a decentralized authentication system focused on privacy and utilizing the BrowserID protocol, but given its limited use, Mozilla will be putting an end to the server.

In 2014 Mozilla had handed off to the community and eliminated their full-time involvement in the authentication system, but now they'll be eliminating the service entirely come 30 November.

After November, Mozilla will be sutting down all of the services, Mozilla will keep the domain and not transfer it to third-parties, and they will eliminate all of the user data built up over the years.

More details on shutting down can be found via this Mozilla mailing list post.
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