Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Aug 23 will be “Authentication made easy using Twitter, Facebook, Google, and more”, with Billy Cravens.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Authentication is one of those features we seem to implement in every app. It’s a chore for us, because poor security choices can mean failure. It’s a chore for users: yet another password to remember. Why not let those who have spent millions of dollars on this problem, where your users already have an account, deal with this? In this session, I’ll show you how to implement the various authentication APIs that are out there, presenting a login experience that allows your user to choose from the various options that are available (Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and more). You’ll also see how to wire this up to your application in a way that is unified to your app no matter what service your users choose.

MEETING URL: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/cfmeetup/

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Billy has been working with ColdFusion since version 4.0 (1999), and has been an advocate for the language ever since. He is current manager of the Houston ColdFusion Users Group. Billy was a technical reviewer for Wrox Publishing’s only ColdFusion title (as well as some of their first .NET titles). As an independent consultant, he build solutions for other platforms as well, including .NET and node.js. His current focus is on leveraging cloud solutions to build high-end solution with a minimal footprint.

WHEN: Thurs. Aug 23, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you ]. Here’s another option ] that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.


In addition to the streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting (link provided above), we now also post recordings at Vimeo ] usually within a day of the meeting.

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