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Multiple Account Management #380

Fidgetcetera opened this Issue Jan 2, 2017 · 10 comments


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Fidgetcetera commented Jan 2, 2017

I'd like to be able to log into multiple Mastodon accounts on the same instance, say, a public and private account as 2 separate entities I could track, mimicking how I use private and public accounts on twitter.
Potentially you could have extra columns for the other account and toggles between which accounts to toot from, similar to tweetdeck, or a probably-easier option to simply switch accounts, without actually having to log out and log in again.

alpaca-tc added a commit to pixiv/mastodon that referenced this issue May 22, 2017

Merge pull request tootsuite#380 from pixiv/hotfix/attachment_with_pi…

Fix attachment not displayed when pixiv_url present

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ticki commented Jun 16, 2017

It shouldn't be super hard to implement on a single-instance basis. Twitter works like this: You can allow other accounts to control your account under preferences. This allows you to post tweets etc. in Tweetdeck, which conviniently looks a lot like Mastodon.

So all it requires is that the mastodon instance stores a field in the db, saying what users are allowed to control this account. These users can then open columns in the interface which corresponds to what the interface would look like if they logged in.


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Cassolotl commented Jun 17, 2017

Interested folks could in the mean time perhaps play with


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abcang added a commit to pixiv/mastodon that referenced this issue Oct 19, 2017


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bunnybooboo commented Dec 19, 2017

In the meantime this use case can be solved in Firefox using containers. You can enable via a flag in about:config or install the Multi-Account Containers add-on.


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albjeremias commented Mar 14, 2018

Is it possible "architecturely" speaking to create an app using the oauth2 tokens shared between users? :)


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trwnh commented Mar 15, 2018

Related to #5515, although that issues is more about interest separation under a single account.

yipdw pushed a commit to yipdw/mastodon that referenced this issue Mar 30, 2018


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dariusk commented Aug 21, 2018

I think this is really important, because people will want multiple accounts but they may only trust their local admin. It's a lot to ask an admin to administer two separate servers (which at the moment is the only "true" solution for this if you have one admin you trust)

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Mikaela commented Feb 13, 2019

I found this issue via #2134 which was marked as a duplicate of this one. I think sharing access to accounts without sharing passwords is a very important feature for groups and organisations and lack of it may even be partial blocker to Mastodon precense as password sharing can be more risky.

There is also 2FA which I think to become weaker protection with shared passwords as the secret would likely be stored with the password if 2FA was used at all. Thus I don't consider Multi Account Containers and similar browser features as a solution.

Comparing to Twitter/Tweetdeck, I think it would be an improvement if Mastodon told users of a shared account who has took actions as the account so e.g. if a user account got compromised, which account would be faster question to answer or they often perform actions through wrong account (which is mainly issue with Facebook) notifying them would be faster.


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ThomasLeister commented Feb 18, 2019

I'd love to see this feature because it will make handling your personal and your organization's account at the same time easier! :-)


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ghtux commented Feb 19, 2019

Ever tried to handle four accounts plus with the web ui? It's hell on earth!

This feature is urgent! For the sake of tooting please do it 🙏

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