I was unable to access my local sickrage instance yesterday because a remote authentiation service was unavailable.
2019-12-29 22:31:52 CORE::503 Server Error: Service Temporarily Unavailable for url: https://auth.sickrage.ca/auth/realms/sickrage/.well-known/openid-configuration
I also tried to come here to log the issue, but was likewise unable to do so as I was unable to log into the forums to post.
This has me more than a little concerned. If the auth site is ever unavailable for any extended period, or worse shutdown for any reason, then my entire sickrage installation becomes immediately null and void. For short blips, I can accept this. For longer or more permanent problems, this is very problematic.
I very much appreciate the effort and time spent by the developer(s) to create and maintain this free software. I also very much realize that sometimes these projects come to an abrupt halt for a variety of reasons (both voluntary and otherwise). In most cases, such an abrupt halt means that I no longer get updates, fixes and new features; but in this case, it means that I can no longer access my locally installed instance. A forced online/connected component is one thing when done by massive corporations like Bilizzard or Microsoft, etc. But for open-source, independent software, it’s another thing, in my opinion.
How can we ensure that access to locally installed sickrage is always accessible regardless of internet connectivity or availability?