Secure real-time collaboration with SecurePass and Etherpad

Not everybody knows what a pad is and, quite frankly, I wasn’t aware either until I joined Canonical and I started cooperating with the Ubuntu community.

I was fascinated by this technology and I understood immediately the potential of editing any kind of text at the same time, even if you are sitting kilometers away. At the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), this tool is used to share minutes of the meetings, either from people sitting in the room or connected via confcall/IRC.

Just imagine the potential on cooperating with your colleagues and partners that are working together on an idea or writing documentation for a project, anywhere and with any device. More, when you finish you can export the document in well known formats such as Microsoft Word and Libreoffice/Openoffice, so that your document can look even more professional.

But the pad itself has no concept of security or user identity as it was born to share information across people working on open source projects.

My challenge was to bring pads at an enterprise level, so that companies can enjoy new way of communicating with staff and partners, while maintaining appropriate security and control on data.

The slides will explain in detail what a pad is and what are the advantages of embracing this technology, what could be a secure architecture and how to implement it.

Hope you will enjoy.