From OAuth to IndieAuth: Own Your Online Identity

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B202/203


Sick of writing sign-in code? Not sure whether to support Twitter logins, Facebook logins, or both? Try IndieAuth! IndieAuth, built on top of OAuth, is a new way to sign in to websites online using your own domain name. This talk will show how OAuth and OpenID paved the way for IndieAuth, and will provide details about how to use this on your own websites.


IndieAuth is a way to use your own domain to sign in to websites, without writing any OAuth code! By delegating to one or more OAuth providers, and by linking your website to those providers, you can start to sign in as!

This talk will give a detailed explanation of IndieAuth, how it leverages existing OAuth implementations, and how you can use it on your own websites.

From the user’s perspective, it allows you to log in as From the website’s perspective, it prevents you from needing to implement OAuth code for each identity provider you want to support, and it allows you to identify users outside the social silos of Twitter and Facebook.

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