And of course, let me know your thoughts either here or in the post comments 🤓
@jdormit hey, Jeremy. I got from this that I can use my mastodon.social username to log in to other services like Peertube or Funkwhale?
Is that right? How would I do that?
@frandavid100 you can't log into those services with your Mastodon, but you can interact with them from Mastodon, e.g. @framasoft is a PeerTube account, and if you go to their account from Mastodon you can see the videos they posted, see the comments on them (as Mastodon replies) and reply to them yourself to comment on the video.
@frandavid100 @framasoft There are definitely a couple of pieces missing though. Some sort of verification mechanism would be nice, e.g. a way to prove that a mastodon.social account and a peertube.video account are the same identity. Plus interoperability isn't all the way there either, so as a practical reality you'd still need a PeerTube account to do somr things on PeerTube (I don't think you can post videos from Mastodon).
I should update that part of my post to make it clearer.
That being said, there's no reason that we couldn't have greater interoperability between ActivityPub apps - the spec supports it. It would require a lot of coordination between the projects though.
@frandavid100 @framasoft The ActivityPub spec definitely supports this - users are represented as Actors that have a single endpoint you can hit to get all of their content. The problem is that each ActivityPub service has a different authentication model, so clients of this ActivityPub identity thing would need to know how to authenticate the way the host server wants it to.
This is actually something I'm trying to implement for my ActivityPub Wordpress plugin - hopefully that won't be too hard.
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