Greetings! I’ve been following IPFS for over an year now. I’m very captivated by its idea, which ties into an old fascination with the possibility of turning the internet into a worldwide mesh network free of ISP control. Thank you for your wonderful work, and I eagerly await the day that IPFS is finally a mainstream protocol used everywhere
Onto my question: I’ve been pondering if and how a website fully hosted within IPFS can be coded to offer user support, allowing people to register and create profiles on which they can make changes and upload content. I know some have argued this is a bad idea, because IPFS is mostly good with static content only… I do however believe that dynamic websites are equally important and IPFS won’t get far without supporting them: What can you do with a site where there are no users capable of posting anything?
Considering those harsh limitations, which as far as I’m aware have no solution, I’ve been trying to think of a workaround. The closest thing that comes to mind so far is this:
I assume this is a bit like a person jumping off a roof with cardboard wings and actually hoping they will fly; I’ve never heard of a user management system that works this way, and it feels like a very questionable method… still it feels borderline possible! I would like to know what you think of this idea… and if it’s indeed a mistake, what alternative ways are there to allow secure user functionality on a dynamic site hosted exclusively in the IPFS cloud? Thank you.