OpenWebAuth and Magic-Auth


Are the terms #OpenWebAuth and #Magic-Auth equivalent? Following sources describe the sam technology of cross-domain authentication but use different terms. It seems that Magic-Auth has been renamed to OpenWebAuth.

The term OpenWebAuth is used in newer documents:
and also in the Video by Sean Tilley:

OpenWebAuth with Hubzilla
by Sean Tilley on YouTube

The term Magic-Auth is used in older documents:
The source code of this help page is authored 2017-08-21:
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Magic-auth is an older specification that was integral to the original Zot protocol (2012) and partially intergated into the DFRN protocol before that (Friendica, et al).

OpenWebAuth is a more recent spec (about a year old). It has been completely reworked and now consists of HTTPSignatures and Webfinger - both standards track protocols. It is now an idependent specification which is no longer tied at all to the communications layer. The more recent Zot6 specification only performs essential communications and uses ActivityStreams (another standards based format) for most data serialisation, albeit with a nomadic (location independent) transport.
Publicity campaign for the communication protocol "zot"?

 Basel last edited: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:58:56 +0200  
Maybe it's time to start an offensive campaign for #zot on different pertinent media channels, to increase the awareness of it. Please consider this post as an initiative of a brainstorming. It's addressing those who know most about the communication protocols, and I'm unfortunately not one of them (yet).

What could be the content of the publicity campaign for zot?
Maybe the zot-relevant part of the interview by Sean Tilley with Mike, which could be summarized and added with a comarison chart of the different existing protocols?

What do you think about:

I'm not technique affine, so I don't know which are the IT and FLOSS relevant channels, but maybe

It seems again another protocol for a #decentralized network appeared, called #LBRY ( It doesn't seem so interesting to me, but I mention it anyway.

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Glad this interests you! Please do share any thoughts or guidance on those github issues and forum links. Biggest issue in reaching out to Nextcloud is I do not have not enough technical background to accurately describe how the integrations could work and benefit them. :)
Please check the new changes on the Wikipedia draft article.
For all the external links, I mentioned the source, the date and the author. And I organized them as follows: sort: source; order: publishing date. And I added more external links.
Tutorial for Hubzilla Wiki missing?

 Basel last edited: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:17:13 +0200  
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I wanted to know how to link to existing wiki pages within a #hubzilla #wiki. For that purpose I searched the hubzilla guide, but I found nothing about it. I finally found an existing public wiki written in markdown syntax, and clicking on source I saw that the syntax is [[page]]. I searched the general markdown syntax documentation, it doesn't say anything about wiki internal linking.
I tried out the same syntax in a new hubzilla wiki written in bbcode syntax on my channel, and it worked. Well, this syntax is the same as in #mediawiki and in #dokuwiki, maybe it's a standard for wikis, I don't know. Maybe there's no need to mention it in the hubzilla #documentation. If yes, does somebody want to do it? It could be that not all hubzilla users have experiences with wikis, or that their experiences with them are too long ago, like for me...
If yes, does somebody want to do it?

Go ahead! Pullrequests are highly appreciated grinning cat face with smiling eyes
You should be able to use the identity aware links too, such as [observer.baseurl]/settings.
Hubzilla UI language doesn't change to safari's default browser user language

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ The #ui (user interface) of a #hubzilla hub automatically switches to the default #language of the #browsers google chrome and firefox, but not of the browser #safari. Why is that?

Tested with (language: brasilian) and (language: english) on safari 11.0.1 with browser's default language german
What *exactly* is the language setting? Hubzilla supports 'de'; (German) but sometimes browsers offer very specific options, such as the specific German dialect of German (de-DE); and Hubzilla doesn't know about this specific language variant so reverts to the default. One can often correct this by adding 'de' after or in addition to 'de-DE' in the browser config.
It seems that one can specify "German (de)" instead of "Germany-German (de-DE)" in Google Chrome and in Mozilla Firefox. It's the default specification for me. I tried to do it also in Safari and in Brave by opening the preferences in the menu. Brave offers only "Germany-German (de-DE)", Safari doesn't show any language options... So at the moment I will stick to Chrome and Firefox.