I'm really excited about all the activity in the federated, self-hosted space. However, I feel like there's still a missing piece around identity. I don't want to have to create a new user every time I want to use someone elses shiny new federated event sharing application or what have you.
There don't seem to be any great self hosted OpenID providers out there and OpenID only solves the authentication part anyway. Maybe I've missed some obvious solutions?
I still don't understand how authentication solves multiple accounts on multiple platforms problem: if I auth into PeerTube instance with my Mastodon account I expect my comment to be published as a reply by my Mastodon account, so PeerTube would just work as an UI for Mastodon but to do so both Mastodon and PeerTube need to support AP's client-server protocol internally between backend and frontend. I don't see another solution...
@alexl So there's every possibility I am being dumb here as I've only skimmed all the relevant specs but isn't that case already covered by the ActivityPub spec? Can the Peertube instance post to your Mastodon inbox to achieve what you want? Or something along those lines?
@alex Mastodon and PeerTube support only AP's server-server API
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