cross-posted from: https://lemmy.giftedmc.com/post/78146

Hi folks! Today I have asked myself if I could login with one (no, not google or apple or micosoft) account in all the (30 I think) forums that I have to use as a FOSS admin. Nextcloud Forum, Ubuntu Forum, Mint forum, Makemkv Forum, Papermc Forum, linux.org, etc.

We obviously are on a forum-like social platform but we cant make people use this as their forum I suppose. Ideally, I’d like to federate “all forums” so to speak but that would probably take a shit ton of work. https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/does-this-forum-use-activitypub/2545/2

If not federate the content, maybe federate the logins. So that the profiles federate from one place to the next and you can login anywhere without having 30 different passwords for one “service” (forum in this case).

The next step down would be a foss SSO solution. There seem to be some but I hardly see any pages mention them possibility at all. https://sennovate.com/best-open-source-single-sign-on-solutions/

Am I missing something or is this still in the distant future?

Thanks for reading. Have a good one.

  • Nix
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    37 months ago

    Do you have any eta on when it’ll be available on lemmy?

    (iirc you’re working on this?)

    • grant 🍞
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      27 months ago

      I don’t know Rust well enough to implement it in the core of Lemmy, instead it’d be another service instances would run then do some reverse proxy magic to properly run it on their servers

      but I’m planning to use it for canvas 2024, so in a couple months there should be at least a functional version published on github (or some other code platform) (i’ll post updates to this on [email protected] & probably my mastodon)