How to set up web sign-in on your own domain
How to setup web sign-in on your own domain.
On your home page, link to your profiles and add the
rel="me" attribute to the links.
This may look something like the following:
<ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/aaronpk" rel="me">@aaronpk on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/aaronpk" rel="me">Github</a></li> <li><a href="https://google.com/+aaronpk" rel="me">Google</a></li> <li><a href="mailto:email@example.com" rel="me">firstname.lastname@example.org</a></li> <li><a href="sms:+15035551212" rel="me">(503) 555-1212</a></li> </ul>
If you don't want the links to be visible, you can use link elements in the head of your your homepage instead of visible links:
<link rel="me" href="https://twitter.com/aaronpk" />
Note that visible links are preferred over invisible data, see antipattern:invisible metadata for why.
This wiki uses indieauth.com to authenticate you. See indieauth.com for a list of which of your services it can use to log you in.
You'll need to verify that each service has a link back to your home page. For convenience the "edit profile" links for all the supported services are below.
- Edit your Twitter profile
- Edit your Google+ Profile
- Edit your Github profile
- Edit your Flickr profile
- Note: LinkedIn does not support rel=me links so can't be used
To authenticate using App.net, you’ll need to verify your domain with them.
Logging in via Persona (with an email address) and SMS don’t require you to add links anywhere, but instead verify your identity via Persona login or a short code sent to your phone, respectively.
3. You're done!
That's it! You're done! Now you can use your domain to sign in to any sites that support web sign-in!
- 2014-01-18: It is worth noting that, for setting up your Google+ profile, you have to add your homepage as "Other profile" rather than as (or additional to) "Contributor to" (which is needed for Google authorship).
- …add specific issues here, along with date and solution
See Why web sign-in.