IndieAuth.com: Sign in with your domain name

What is IndieAuth.com?

IndieAuth.com provides an IndieAuth server for your website that authenticates you using your existing social accounts. First you link from your website to one or more authentication providers such as GitHub or a PGP key, then when you enter your domain name in the web sign-in form on websites that support IndieAuth, you can sign in without using a password.

Why IndieAuth.com?

IndieAuth.com is part of the IndieWeb movement to take back control of your online identity. Instead of logging in to websites as "you on Twitter" or "you on Facebook", you should be able to log in as just "you". We should not be relying on Twitter or Facebook to provide our authenticated identities, we should be able to use our own domain names to log in to sites everywhere.

IndieAuth.com was built to make it as easy as possible for users and for developers to start using this new way of signing in on the web, without the complexities of OpenID.

For Developers

IndieLogin.com, currently in beta, is a service for developers who are building apps and want their users to sign in with their own domain name. Users can authenticate via a variety of methods, including IndieAuth, Twitter, GitHub, email address, or PGP key.

If you are a developer building an app, please either implement IndieAuth for authentication directly, or use IndieLogin.com to abstract that for you, while also supporting Twitter, GitHub, email and PGP authentication.

For Users

If you would like to quickly support IndieAuth for your Micropub endpoint, and your website's software does not already have a built-in IndieAuth server, you can use IndieAuth.com as your IndieAuth authorization endpoint.

Eventually, this use of IndieAuth.com will be replaced by a new service, although it is not yet ready for use. In the mean time, you can continue to use this service, and you will be given plenty of notice before this service shuts down.

For alternatives to this service, please visit indieweb.org/IndieAuth

How to Set Up IndieAuth.com

  • Add a link on your home page to your various social profiles with the attribute rel="me"
  • Ensure your profiles link back to your home page
  • Enter your domain in a "Web Sign-In" box to begin using your own domain as your online identity!
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