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<entry-title>Web sign-in</entry-title>

Use the (Web sign-in) button on a site to sign-in with your personal web address.

When you click a (Web sign-in) button, the site will ask you for your web address, e.g.:

Web address: [...............] (Sign-in)

Enter your personal web address and press return / click (Sign-in).

set up

Your personal site must be set up for web sign-in.

  1. Link from your personal site to your other profiles. Add rel="me" to those hyperlinks. E.g.:

    <a rel="me" href="http://twitter.com/your_twitter_alias">...

  2. Edit your other profiles, e.g. your Twitter profile settings, and set "Web" ("homepage", "blog") field to your personal site. E.g.

    Web http://yoursite.example.com/

  3. When you use your personal site with web sign-in the first time, your browser will redirect you to to your online profile, e.g. Twitter, and ask you to:
    • Sign-in with your account on that profile (e.g. sign in to Twitter) if you're not already signed-in.
    • Authorize the site to use your account, e.g. your Twitter account:

      Authorize Site to use your account?

      This application will be able to:

      • Read Tweets from your timeline.
      • See who you follow.

      ( Sign In )

      Click the ( Sign In ) button and you should be all set.


See the RelMeAuth page for documentation on how to support Web sign-in on your site.