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Solid Community AU

Welcome to the Solid Community AU Server

This experimental deployment of a Community Solid Server supports the Solid protocol allowing users to create their own Solid Pod and identity. Whether you create a Solid Pod for yourself here, or on any Solid Server world wide (or even on your own deployed Solid Server), your Solid Pod based apps will just work. And for our apps, showcased at Solid Community AU, we take a privacy first approach so that any app data is hosted on the Solid Server, encrypted, supporting a Trust No One approach.

Getting Started

If you like, Sign up for an account here to get started with your own Pod and WebID. Once you have an account you can create your own Pod on this server or else connect a pre-existing Pod from another server through your WebID. Once you have an Solid Pod you can login to manage it.

A Solidly Protected Flutter

The ANU's Software Innovation Institute is developing an ecosystem of Solid Pod based apps using Flutter with apps that run on any platform (Linux, Android, Web, Windows, MacOS, Web, and iOS) with a secure and privacy focus.

All user data is encrypted within the user's Solid Pod so that not even the server admins have access to our data and we need not be concerned about the server being compromised. SII are supporting this through Flutter packages, including the app-developer focused solidpod, which is built on top of solid_auth, solid_encrypt, and rdflib.

Apps to Try

Our apps are written in Flutter and are open source, and run on any platform. You can try them out in the browser here or visit their github homes to learn from and to build your own apps with these as templates. We are also publishing them on the Google Play Store. They are not all there yet, but keep an eye out for them. Visit the Solid Community AU home page to view the portfolio of apps.

A Solid Experience

Learn more about Solid at solidproject.org.

A Tim Berners-Lee reflection published on Medium, 12 Mar 2024: Marking the Web's 35th Birthday was reported on by LiveScience

A BBC News story on Inrupt, 8 Mar 2024: Your personal data all over the web - is there a better way?