Authenticating over the Internet through OpenID
When using Gerrit over the Internet, there are a number of external authentication systems available that can be used out of the box without hardly any additional installation or management effort. New users who start using Gerrit are very likely to already have been registered to GitHub, Google+, or even just have a Facebook profile.
Even for companies that are using the Internet as a public network for their private business, the availability of "Google AppEngine" and other common service offerings allows them to use the same open authentication technologies and protocols for their Corporate Cloud Services, including e-mail and Collaboration platforms.
At the time of writing this book, Gerrit supports ...