Talk: Authentication & Access Control: How to hide things when there everything is visible

August 2nd, 11:30am-11:45am
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Log Lounge

Speakers: Mitra Ardron , Internet Archive , Lead on Decentralized Web Project

Authentication and access control is tough in an environment where you cannot hide anything. As part of its open-source dweb-objects library, we have developed a library to build authentication of objects. It builds on the API’s in our dweb-transports library to work transparently on top of decentralized databases (such as YJS & GUN) and document stores (such as IPFS). 

Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (, co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 


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