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).
Your personal site must be set up for web sign-in.
- 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">...
- Edit your other profiles, e.g. your Twitter profile settings, and set the "Web" ("homepage", "Website/Blog") field to your personal site. E.g.
- 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:
Click the ( Sign In ) button and you should be all set.
Authorize Site to use your account?
This application will be able to:
- Read Tweets from your timeline.
- See who you follow.
( Sign In )
* Subsequent sign-ins to the same web sign-in form should be pre-filled with your domain name (e.g. via a cookie from the site) so all you have to do is click (Sign-in). In addition, if the site is properly using HTML5
<input type=url>, browsers will help you auto-complete your personal web address for you across all sites that do web sign-in.
See the RelMeAuth page for documentation on how to support Web sign-in on your site.
- RelMeAuth prototype demonstrates Web sign-in for both read-only/read-write permissions, and provides a simple interface for Tweeting when read-write permissions are provided.
- IndieAuth not only uses Web sign-in but also provides a RESTful Web sign-in authentication service!
- IndieWebCamp: Try out IndieAuth by signing-in to IndieWebCamp.com.
See Why web sign-in on the IndieWebCamp site.