The product and documentation are currently in Alpha. Content and features are subject to change.

Getting Started: pod-compat.inrupt.com

pod-compat.inrupt.com is a hosted version of the Enterprise Solid Server (ESS). pod-compat.inrupt.com uses Web Access Control (WAC) to manage access to resources stored in Solid Pods.

Tip

pod-compat.inrupt.com provides compatibility if moving from existing Solid Servers that use Web Access Control (WAC).

New Pod users should use https://pod.inrupt.com instead. See Getting Started: pod.inrupt.com instead.

Get a Pod on pod-compat.inrupt.com

Alpha Release

pod-compat.inrupt.com is currently available as Alpha release. Do not use for production or storing sensitive/personal data.

  1. Open https://signup.pod-compat.inrupt.com/ in a browser.

  2. To log in or sign up, you must agree to the Inrupt terms of use.

  3. If you agree to Inrupt terms of use, click Login/Sign Up. You are shown the Login screen.

  4. Click the Sign up link at the bottom to switch to the Sign up screen.

    1. Fill in your username, email, and password.

    2. Click Sign up. You are sent a verification email.

    3. To verify your email, open the verification email and click on the email verification link in the message.

    4. Once verified, go back to Pod Spaces window and click Continue.

  5. Sign in with your Username and Password.

  6. Click Approve to allow “Inrupt Pod Space Registration” access.

    Once approved, your WebID and Pod is created.

    WebID: https://pod-compat.inrupt.com/<username>/profile/card#me

    Pod URL: https://pod-compat.inrupt.com/<username>/

  7. Click on the link to Go to PodBrowser.

    1. The PodBrowser login screen appears. Click Sign in with other provider, enter https://broker.pod-compat.inrupt.com, and click Go.

    2. Sign in with your Username and Password.

    3. The consent screen appears. To continue, click Approve to approve access.

Access Your Pod with PodBrowser

Alpha Release

pod-compat.inrupt.com is currently available as Alpha release. Do not use for production or for storing sensitive/personal data.

To manage your data in your Pod, Inrupt provides PodBrowser.

PodBrowser Log In Screen

To access your Pod using PodBrowser:

  1. Go to https://podbrowser.inrupt.com/login.

  2. Click Sign in with other provider, enter https://broker.pod-compat.inrupt.com, and click Go.

  3. Sign in with your Username and Password.

  4. The consent screen appears. To continue, Approve PodBrowser.

  5. Once approved, PodBrowser displays the contents of your Pod.

Within PodBrowser, you can:

  • Manage your data; for example, upload files, create new folders, etc.

  • Manage access control.

  • Manage your contacts.

For more information on PodBrowser, see PodBrowser documentation.

Additional Information

To get started writing applications for your Pod, see:

Issues & Help

Bugs and Feature Requests (Product)

For non-public feedback or support inquiries, please use the Inrupt Service Desk.

Bugs and Feature Requests (Documentation)

To report a documentation bug or make a documentation request, please use the Provide feedback widget (in the lower-right corner) to create a DOCS ticket.

Solid Community Forum

If you have questions about working with Solid or just want to share what you’re working on, visit the Solid forum. The Solid forum is a good place to meet the rest of the community.