Firefox OS App Accounts Managed By Firefox Accounts

Gareth Aye gareth.aye at
Thu Oct 10 18:35:47 PDT 2013

That's very much what I was thinking of. I assumed that account management
built on top of sync would be built into firefox accounts, but I gather
that's not [yet?] general consensus. I feel like I should at least put a
thumbs up in for account management that syncs between browsers/devices. Is
this a question that the persona and sync groups are working through?

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Richard Newman <rnewman at> wrote:

> * What kinds of accounts do we intend for firefox accounts to support?
> Hi Gareth!
> Stepping back a tiny bit: I think you might be conflating "service account
> management" with "Firefox Account".
> Chris will have a much more thorough description of the latter coming, but
> in short a Firefox Account is what we plan to use to allow users to sign in
> to (Mozilla, at first) services on their devices. You can think of this —
> in current but inaccurate terms — as a replacement for your Sync account:
> something you log into to get access to services.
> Arguably one of the more useful services we could build *on top* is
> account management: when you've signed in with your Firefox Account on a
> device, it would be great to have access to some set of descriptors of *
> other* services, along with credentials (above and beyond what password
> sync provides). That is: having access to your Firefox Account would give
> access to other things that don't directly use your Firefox Account for
> auth.
> It sounds like what you want is this kind of service/credential
> sync/storage. Is that a fair statement?
> This might well tie into the service discovery/description/management
> layer that will ride alongside FxA to support Sync and our other services,
> but perhaps not.
> I'll leave the rest of your questions for people a little closer to the
> coal face.
> Hope that helps!
> -R

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