Third-party user login systems?

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What do you think of the recent trend toward using third-party user
login systems, such as using Facebook, Google+, or now Amazon, for
handling user logins? Compared to handling logins internally in your
own web application?

-- Trevis Rothwell, May 29, 2013


I think that it is an improvement to the old way of doing things. How many user accounts does a person want to maintain? Especially for non- financial applications such as participating in an online community.

-- Philip Greenspun, May 29, 2013