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First Steps in Using IndieAuth

IndieAuth is an alternative authentication system to OpenID. It allows you to use your own website as a login mechanism. My first step in using IndieAuth was to be able to log into the IndieWebCamp website. I checked the HTML for my Bio widget, and saw that my links to Twitter, Github and LinkedIn had the proper rel=me links per this IndieWebCamp page . I was then able to create my user page.

I then followed the instructions at to allow users to sign into my website. To set this up, I added a Text widget with the following text:


After moving the widget to just below my Bio widget, it looks like this:


I then tested this with my domain ( I saw that I was able to authenticate with one of my social network identities, but then I was directed to some other page that did not mean much to me:


I then clicked on the link within the page, but it took me to the IANA main site – ugh.


Finally, I installed the IndieAuth WordPress plugin and repeated the above steps from my form, and saw the same results. However, I saw a difference in my WordPress login page after activating the plugin:



I entered my domain and was able to authenticate, but then got a message that I did not have an account associated with that website. I will have to look more into this topic.


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  1. @andysylvester99 yes I looked at that as was unable to make it work. Also tried logging into your site, went OK but dropped me into
    i know it works on so might be work looking into how they do it. They seem to redirect to

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  2. Hi Andy,
    Did you have managed the issue with account association on your website? I am stumbling over the the same.


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