Authenticate a user without a username, password, or database

Authenticate a user without a username, password, or database

How do you authenticate your users? Authentication is such a common feature we don’t even think about it anymore. Let’s challenge the status quo and authenticate a user with, well, nothing. Not even a database, and no API in its place. Do we need databases at all? Let’s talk.

Developed an application exploring the possibility of signing in without a username, password or a database on the web using Elixir/Erlang. I shared this as the closing keynote at Rubyfuza 2019.

Google slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XJiBXD6uzWaFYbTXqacBmQZZEuicYN_CcSc2JDmcpUA/edit?usp=sharing

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Simon van Dyk

February 08, 2019
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