Allows users to authenticate without password via XMPP and for visitors to be filtered by XMPP verification.
This plugin has two main features:
This plugin is still in experimental state but is usable.
The authentication part is something like openID, except that it uses your existing IM address: you ask for authentication on a website, and it pops-up a confirmation via IM (that you can accept, or refuse).
Considering that the IM protocol (XMPP) is very secure, all the infrastructure to securely exchange an authentication request is there. No need to make any new account, no need a special client, nor a identity third party provider, and that's really instantaneous (as instant messaging) and more secure than HTTP or SMTP protocols.
It adds an additional layer to protect against Spam by verifying an identity using a very secure and modern protocol (XMPP), which also is instant, hence much more reliable in any way than email for instance.
Many reasons to use such a plugin for login: