OAuth for the Open Web

A little about the challenges of using #OAuth2 in a distributed setting for WordPress, GitLab, Mastodon, and more. Spoiler: it's not all bad news. Let's make this happen!


@aaronpk for some reason, this post does not federate well with all Mastodon instances. I'm trying to boost it from another account elsewhere, but I can't seem to see it. Any clue?

@xuv by any chance, are you trying to paste that post's URL into the search box on other Mastodon instances?

@aaronpk yes. Exactly tried that. It does not work. Also, I can't seem to see the boost I did from a different instance looking at this account.

@aaronpk search function seems to work. Just boosted your post.

@aaronpk PS: I should mention that I started following you from the other instance. But still could not see your post before searching for it.

@xuv Yeah that sounds like Mastodon's limitation where it doesn't actually go fetch posts from people if someone on the server isn't already following them. Thanks for providing an example where that was confusing!
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