Hello write.as Developers!
I am evaluating the WriteFreely software platform for my organisation’s microblogging needs. One of the things I noticed was that when running a WriteFreely instance under
blog.example.com, all user federation identities take the form of
@email@example.com. This is not ideal, as we would much prefer the more traditional, email-like
@firstname.lastname@example.org naming scheme for federation identities.
Hence, is it possible to have a different domain/subdomain for federation identities, and for the web content server? We run a separate Mastodon instance at
social.example.com, and Mastodon does support having such separate domains/subdomains. Mastodon distinguishes the differences via the
LOCAL_DOMAIN (federation) versus
WEB_DOMAIN (content service) configuration options.
Hence, at least when we are talking about Mastodon, one may configure their reverse-proxy at
example.com to return an appropriate
HTTP 301 redirect to the
.well-known directory at
social.example.com, which Mastodon would resolve seemlessly. This way with Mastodon a user may have a
@email@example.com federation identity, even when the instance proper is hosted on
My question is, does WriteFreely currently support such a setup? Furthermore, would there be any conflict in running both a Mastodon and a WriteFreely instance with a federation domain at
example.com? Thank you very much for your answers in advance.