Replacement of KDE Identity

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Fri Apr 6 23:36:36 UTC 2018

2018-04-06 20:31 GMT-03:00 Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at>:
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Roman Gilg <subdiff at> wrote:
>> For the future a KDE owned online service for users to backup and sync
>> their KDE Apps / Plasma Workspace settings on multiple devices through
>> this new online identity system would be nice. Not sure how this
>> affects the requirements of this identity system.
> Hi Roman,
> This shouldn't change the requirements of the system, as users would
> authenticate with this future service the same way they'll
> authenticate to our other websites - using OAuth2 (or equivalent
> mechanism).
> Cheers,
> Ben

It does affect requirements slightly. Currently KDE Identity is for
people who participate in the community, even if it's as little as
asking questions in the forum. Letting people backup and sync their
settings means we're broadening the scope to "all users of KDE
software", which may have implications for scalability. It also makes
the "don't require usernames for login" requirement much more


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