Decrypt reported on March 31 that Lightning Labs' new protocol standard LSAT will use Lightning Network payment stubs instead of usernames and passwords.
Imagine that you can log in to any website you like without entering your email, username or password. You do n’t even need to enter your personal information. You only need to send a small payment reservation receipt to log in to the social media platform Isn't it incredible?
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This is Lightning Labs' vision of Lightning Service Authentication Token (LSAT), and they hope that LAST can at least meet the needs of developers to share access to infrastructure and services. The startup focused on Lightning Network has just released the specification of the standard. Last October, Lightning Labs CTO Olaoluwa Osuntokun also mentioned this standard in a speech at the first Lightning Network conference.
LSAT is essentially identity information, vouchers, or receipts for online services. These tickets are encoded with information, which can help users access the information on the web page. The protocol uses a mix of HTTPS error code 402 and Bitcoin's Lightning Network (a faster and cheaper payment secondary network). The error code provides the basis for "paywall", while Lightning Network provides payment means and tickets, which is evidence of identity verification.
According to the LSAT plan, users can pay for a service first and receive a shopping receipt. They can then use this receipt to prove their identity for future web login (without entering a password or username). . Osuntokun told Decrypt that LSATs may be "useful for service providers that expose terminal APIs to users," such as merchants who provide leased storage and disk space or access data indexing services.
According to Osuntokun's article, the advantage of LSAT is its flexibility and convenience. For example, users can create specific tokens to generate limited access.
Users will receive a secret credential that will encode what or how you can access the service. I can buy one of these tokens and give the user a limited version of the token so that it can only upload 1MB files per day.
This is the follow-up to my LSAT talk at the Lightning Network conference ( slideshow address )
This is a demo video of user @LightningJoule demonstrating how to integrate a token into a website / API for verification / payment This authentication works a bit like cookies: it stores data on a computer when users visit certain websites. These cookies are stored as a reference point on the website (for example, for login information) and are retrieved when needed. The LSAT stores payment receipts for reference when accessing online services.
Lightning Labs is convening all Lightning web developers who are willing to try new ones to test this new tool and build it on the Lightning Native Network. Currently, Lightning Labs has developed the open source Aperture, which is an iteration of the LSAT protocol standard. However, Lightning Labs doesn't want developers to focus on the LSAT login feature; the startup also encourages developers to speed up and use the standard for development.
A statement from Lightning Labs reads:
The LSAT agreement allows us to see a more global, private, and scalable Lightning Native Network. We encourage the community to review our recently released specifications, and also allow everyone to better understand Aperture. We look forward to developers using this new standard and the tools we support to build all the amazing stuff!
This article has been authorized for translation by DecryptMedia.com .