A humble request for all the #fediverse #devs: please, we need a #singlelogin for all the various services. Imagine having your mastodon account and logging with that to #pixelfed or #peertube... that would be a killer feature. Any work already been done in that direction that I don't know of?

@roipoussiere @arteteco Basically, what you are requesting is called decentralized or nomadic identity (use your identity as a way to access/manage multiple accounts).

This is a complex problem to tackle for various reasons, but people are discussing about it :)

@roipoussiere @arteteco it's quite difficult because in a centralized system (for instance with Facebook Single-Sign-On) apps all agree to delegate/trust to Facebook while in a federated world there is not a single actor/service you can trust.

@roipoussiere @arteteco this does not mean there won't be a solution to this specific issue, but I wanted to give some background :)


Isn't what OpenID tried to do? (you set your Auth server at registering, and he's the trustful authority)

I also like how cryptocommodities (like Ethereum) handle this issue: you're identified via your couple of public/private keys. It's very impressive to see it in action on DApps.

(is there a working group on this somewhere?)

@roipoussiere @arteteco


@NicolasConstant @roipoussiere @arteteco yeah, OpenID is really amazing, I used it for a few website and I never understood why it was not more common :/

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