I know we all use password managers now, but what happened to open and #decentralized authentication methods like #OpenID? Why does every website still have a Facebook and Google auth method but no #FOSS or #opensource equivalent?
#stackoverflow says OpenID was too complex to be worth it, but are there really no alternatives?
@Gina there's a promising area called "self-sovereign identity" but fair warning it's blockchain-adjacent. Still worth keeping an eye on?
@Gina it's definitely doable, but years away from day to day use. The key to value with identity is what it lets you do, and so you need to get uptake in both providers of claims and accepters of claims, which is... not easy in the general sense.
@dznz I'm just dreaming of a future where I walk around with a yubikey with a code and fingerprint sensor that allows me to log into any website I want.
This toot was brought to you by someone too lazy to use a password manager
@Gina with keycloak few minutes for install and config this on debian
@clement maybe they feel some kind of interests promoting a centralized system?
Huge proprietary silos want to be the centre of everything.
Most of websites don't see benefits of doing anything else than what Facebook propose because « they can have billion of customers ». The good old trap.
@Gina This thread may interest you: https://github.com/liberapay/liberapay.com/issues/1687
This is also something I'd like to see in more websites ☹️
One way or another we need to sort out this crazy "every Fediverse server has different users and never shall another accept your login" situation.
@Gina for-profit companies are making for-profit moves. Supporting open standards of authentication should be mandated by a government. They did impose GDPR private data consent walls, also not a trivial thing to implement I believe. I think the same can be done here.
@Gina I really want this too.
It wouldn't even have to be complicated.
I tried to write a small poc server and application integration but I got distracted as usual.
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