Fediverse project and subdomains

Hi all, Still trying to get my head around the way different projects work together in the fediverse. I’m interested in setting a regional instance for peertube, pixelfed and mastodon. If my domain is example.com, I’m thinking of having peertube.example.com, pixelfed.example.com and mastodon.example.com

However, does that mean that a user will need to register separately for all 3? Or is there a way to have 1 account and use the same access for peertube, pixelfed and mastodon that are on the same domain (but different subdomains)

Thanks

@nutomic
admin
95M

You could setup external authentification such as LDAP which handles accounts for all services in a single place. But I dont know how hard it is to setup, and if all the projects you mention support it (Lemmy doesnt have it yet).

Relevant section in the Peertube docs

@tralalaaaa
creator
25M

thanks. I had hoped there was a “plug and play” solution. I think I’ll keep it separate

poVoq
55M

Think about this carefully. Sure technically that is possible, but it is a lot of maintenance effort and will confuse users a lot, as accounts/websites are still functionally separate, yet also interact.

I personally think it is better to consider your target audience needs and focus on one type of service only.

@tralalaaaa
creator
15M

thanks, good points

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