I'm honing an elevator pitch for a new side project. What do you think of the following?

[name] is an identity provider to securely authenticate end users and applications on behalf of online services using industry standard protocols. It provides an API for securely storing and managing data about and credentials for end users, applications, and other entities related to authentication.

That's 44 words. Given a normal speep of speech of 100 to 200 words per minute, should be sayable in 30 s.

New version:

Yuck is an identity provider that allows end users to securely authenticate themselves to web sites and applications. Yuck also allows users to authorize applications to act on their behalf. Yuck supports the OAuth2 and OpenID Connect protocols, and has an API to allow storing and managing data about end users, applications, and other entities related to authentication.

I've not tweaked the elevator pitch, but I've sketched the architecture document a little: files.liw.fi/yuck-arch/

Feedback is welcome.


@liw If you want grammar and typo suggestions/fixes, see below. If not, then ignore it :)

s/An IDP interacts/& with/

s/for security reasons/& there/

s/authenticate themselves/&\)/


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