Still Andrew (I guess) is a user on You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

The worst part about self hosting tools for collaboration and communication is identity management.

Still Andrew (I guess) @ajroach42

I don’t want to maintain your account. I just want to validate that you have an account.

But there is not an account provider I trust.

So I guess I’m back to email addresses and maintaining a password database.

@ajroach42 that's one reason I like OpenID so much. Sadly it got abandoned because it didn't keep silos. However there are still providers if that is an option.

So you don't trust account providers but you implicitly trust email providers?

And you trust SMTP over HTTPS.

I would strongly disagree if you asked me.

@x_cli no I don’t trust email providers! That’s part of the problem.

I don’t want accounts tied to email addresses. I don’t want identities tied to email addresses.

I just haven’t decided what to do about it.