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Permission problem with Mastodon

Hi !Friendica Developers

my mate just told me that he can't access pictures i posted within a post as they are being shown as "inaccesssible".


I checked permission to pictures and post and both is set correctly to same group, so i am confused and it seems like i encoutered a bug.

(may be unrelated) When he tries to reach the pictures, he gets redirected to my friendica instance and can't access anything (obviously, he is not authenticated)


Any ideas, or should i go directly to bug reporting?
I also don't know why there is same image twice in my post as there is no img tag after "Any ideas, or should i go directly to bug reporting?"
@utzer ~Friendica~ i can, even newer post suffer from same issue.

I am not sure why photos cannot be accessed, but posts are being processed just fine, even though they are in same access group (Friends).

If there are any logs or something i could give you, feel free to tell me

What i tried:
Uploading photo through "photos" and then add to post
Uploading photo through post dialog
Removing + adding friend back to group

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@Schmaker we have one developer who is surely able to explain this and tell if this is a bug. I would suggest to open an issue and link to this thread also. @Roland Häder

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@utzer ~Friendica~@Schmaker Sorry, I'm busy with #Factorio (honestly) and my girlfriend. If you want faster results, better check the #issue tracker at

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I don't think Mastodon understands the Friendica permissions. There is no ACL in Mastodon and images with restricted access probably can't be accessed.

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That would totally mess up my use case :/

Can somebody confirm?

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@Marco R.@Schmaker I wonder what the problem is, the post is distributed to the personal inbox for the user and the pictures should be attached.

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I think the image is not attached but linked. In the past some dfrn permission thing happened in the background so you could see restricted images from within Friendica. I don't know if this is still the case.
I agree, that files (incl. images) should be attached, but then you would lose control over access. No easy answer...

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I just made the bug report here

I wonder, if image data couldnt be attached within the post itself instead linking them? As long as text stream is secure, text stream with image data should be too, if i understand the issue correctly.

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