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Interface design for authentication, and session management - William Jon McCann


Jon McCann is a member of the Red Hat Desktop Team. He is the principal designer and upstream maintainer for ConsoleKit, GDM, gnome-screensaver, gnome-session, gnome-settings-daemon, and more. Before joining Red Hat had worked, for 10 years, on the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.


Jon will present some of his experiences with trying to design a good user experience for user identification, authentication, and session management. This will include some ideas on how to make fast-user-switching, multi-seat, terminal services, and modern authentication methods work better. Most of these goals will require the top to bottom integration and cooperation of interfaces and services.