The identengine is build from three node.js modules. Each of the modules is available on Github and can be downloaded or installed using npm (node package manager):
- "elsewhere" is a a relspider which well tested. It is documented at http://elsewherejs.com/
- "elsewhere-mapper" takes the URLs and social media sites and turns into usernames/id - needs updating
- "elsewhere-profiles" parses h-card from profiles and aggregators them into a combined profile - needs updating
For full details of how identengine works visit the projects about page
As of 2014-07-30 the site has been updated and move to a new host to increase it stability and uptime.