remoteStorage

Remotestorage.js with custom server


#1

Armadietto has an ‘example/’ folder with an index.html that uses remotestorage.js and remotestorage-widget–but they’re not configured to connect to armadietto running on localhost.

Does rs.js offer an API to configure the target remotestorage server?

Looking through the docs and the forums I didn’t find an answer, yet.

I’m OK rewriting that example to just use HTTP, but thought since rs.js was already there, there was some intention to get that working.


#2

Ah nevermind, looks like rs.js’s connect takes an @host and that gets forwarded to webfinger.js.

:+1:


#3

Indeed the remotestorage widget in armadietto’s /example/index.html works very well once you know to put in ‘@localhost:443’ in there. Takes you to armadietto’s login to sign up for an account.

Sorry for the thread, but maybe it’ll be useful to someone searching in the future.


#4

Yes, as you found out, every connection is to a “custom” server. Users always choose with server/provider to connect to by entering their user address.

All questions are valid! I think a huge challenge with decentralized protocols is UX/UI and how to explain enough of the concepts to a user, so they’re able to use it, but without them having to understand the entire technology stack.