Pixelfed as cross-domain Openwebauth server -
this is fantastic - now you can login with your #Hubzilla
, ( #streams
credentials into a #Pixelfed
watch this video:https://github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/pull/4825
This PR turns Pixelfed into an OpenWebAuth server, meaning that any service with OpenWebAuth client support can log in to a Pixelfed instance as a user that did not previously exist on the Pixelfed instance.https://github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/pull/4825
Examples: another Pixelfed server with OpenWebAuth client support, Hubzilla, (streams), Friendica, Mastodon with OpenWebAuth client support, and more will follow.
The immediate value is that it solves issues regarding people on other Pixelfed servers not being able to see older posts since they started following someone, like here, here or here.
It also respects 'Private' accounts out of the box.
All this is demo-ed in .
In the longer run, all OpenWebAuth servers/clients could make up for a giant intranet of Fediverse services only requiring a single sign on.
What I am unsure of, is the functionality that could or should be provided, like commenting, following etc. for users logged in through OpenWebAuth. Some functionalities are already disabled in this PR (like editing the profile) to indicate that not everything a local user can do makes sense for a remotely logged in user in the current state of Pixelfed; however it is still possible through the user interface to perform actions that don't make sense to me at this moment so that part is incomplete. I was hoping that this PR could start a discussion that provides insights how to progress on this - although not actually part of the remote login feature.