LastUser for user management
Submitted by Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) on Thursday, 2 June 2011
Section: Development Technical level: Advanced Session type: Workshop
Show participants an alternative approach to managing user accounts.
Managing user accounts is a pain. Standard methods like validating email addresses and resetting forgotten passwords are required for every app. Most large frameworks come with user management code, but if you run multiple websites and want to share users between them, you are on your own.
LastUser is a HasGeek project for federated user management. It runs as a standalone app and supports authentication via OAuth2 using a protocol inspired by Twitter and Facebook. It can be plugged into your apps with minimal effort, using either HasGeek's deployment at login.hasgeek.in or with your own installation. LastUser is open source and available under the BSD license.
LastUser supports Twitter and Google authentication and will seamlessly integrate with your app. We've built a client library for Python and Flask. There isn't one for PHP yet, but we hope to have one in time for the event.
Kiran founded HasGeek and built LastUser to meet HasGeek's requirements