How Firefox Login Could Teach Own-Your-Identity

If there’s one thing that reinforces the expectation that BigCorp controls my data, it’s a login like this:

You can use your own sync server if you are prepared to configure the sign-in procedure like this:

To configure desktop Firefox to talk to your new Sync server, go to “about:config”, search for “identity.sync.tokenserver.uri” and change its value to the URL of your server with a path of “token/1.0/sync/1.5”:

identity.sync.tokenserver.uri: http://sync.example.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5

That’s if you ever guessed it was possible and went looking.

I would love to see Firefox promote owning one’s own identity and data, by prominently displaying the option to use one’s own server. An example from Matrix:

Matrix login
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