Light-weight Identity for the Web using Browser Sync and Push
(This is just a rough idea intended to trigger a discussion. Details need to be fleshed out for a proper evaluation.)
Signing up and logging into website continues to be painful. For a while, there were attempts like the Mozilla Persona project but those were discontinued and that has led to social logins gaining prominence, with all the concerns of centralization, privacy, surveillance etc as valid as ever. In fact, more and more websites are now adopting Google's One Tap login because the convenient UX is giving them better conversions.
However, some things have changed in recent years:
- Push notifications are now widely supported in browsers. This is relevant because one of the main reasons why websites insist on user registration is so that they can communicate with the users via email or phone when they are offline.