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Fediventures.

Okay so thanks to @vamp I figured out hub.fandom.ink isn’t broken, I’m just an idiot.1

It doesn’t currently have open registration, but if anyone would for some reason like a profile there for testing purposes (or whatever), message me with your email address and I can send you an invite code.

Next challenge: actually getting Mastodon posts to appear on the Hubzilla end, which they’re currently… not. Hm.

  1. I couldn’t get it to federate to Mastodon but, as it turns out, this was because I needed to add the ActivityPub “app” to my user account which… yes, obviously. What a tremendously logical design pattern that’s completely transparent to the end user! []
2019-02-08T13:42:55+11:008th February, 2019|Tags: fediverse, hubzilla|

Federated!

A-hah!

So I’ve been trying to get the ActivityPub WordPress plugin working at alis.me for a while, to no avail. I’d kind of narrowed it down to it tripping over some kind of nginx config error, but couldn’t for the life of me figure out what, exactly.

Then, today, I actually (ahem) bothered to check the site error logs. And, er. The plugin issues listing on Github. Which… helpful, turns out.

So apparently the default WordPress nginx config file I’ve been using prohibits access to period-prefixed files. Unfortunately, ActivityPub’s Webfinger endpoint thingie is a /.well-known, so it was getting 403’d. Knowing that, plus actually bothering to read this issue, and I added the following just above the existing dot-prefix deny directive:

location ~ /\.well-known {
  allow all;
  try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
}

And, well. Et violà!

Mastodon interface profile for @alis@alis.me. Screenshot.

Federated!

So, yeah. Now if you need yet another channel for me to spam you on, you can find it at @alis@alis.me on the Fediverse!

2019-01-13T15:45:38+11:0013th January, 2019|Tags: alis.me, fediverse, mastodon|