The decentralization of Single Sign-on seems like a natural step in improving usability and accessability of the fediverse. It will require a lot less account and make it far easier to interact with content. Are there anybody working on this?

    43 years ago

    Isn’t this exactly what OpenID Connect is/was all about? Afaik this is still the protocol behind the “log in with facebook/google/github” options you find on many websites, but it can be a fully decentralised authentication scheme if they’d only let users type in their own identity url.

    • poVoq
      3 years ago

      IMHO while often called federated authentification, OIDC is more delegated authentication especially when a few central services are used.

      The older OpenID standard let people put their own url, but it never got much traction and is pretty much abandoned by now.

      Actual federated authentication like Hubzilla’s Magicauth or Webauthn is seamless. You just open a link an the website will recognize you as a remote user and let you do stuff based on your permission level.