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Supported IndieWeb specifications

The current status of Indiekit’s support for IndieWeb specifications and protocols.


IndieAuth icon

IndieAuth is an identity layer on top of OAuth 2.0, primarily used to obtain an OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token for use by Micropub clients. Users and clients are all represented by URLs. IndieAuth enables clients to verify the identity of a user, as well as to obtain an access token that can be used to access resources under the control of the user.



Indiekit uses Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE), but doesn’t require clients to issue a code challenge. This is to support clients using earlier versions of IndieAuth.

Access tokens

User information


Micropub icon

Micropub is used to create, update and delete posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients. Web apps and native apps can use Micropub to post and edit articles, short notes, comments, likes, photos, events or other kinds of posts on your own website.

The following scopes are supported:

  • create: User can create and undelete posts, and upload media
  • update: User can update posts
  • delete: User can delete posts
  • draft: User can only create and update draft posts
  • media: User can upload media


Server commands

  • mp-photo-alt: Alternative text to use for a published photo
  • mp-slug: URL slug to use in published post
  • mp-syndicate-to: Which syndication targets to syndicate post to


Microsub icon

Microsub provides a standardized way for clients to consume and interact with feeds collected by a server.

Microsub is not currently supported by Indiekit, but might be in the future.


Webmention icon

Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you mention it on your site. From the receiver's perspective, it's a way to request notifications when other sites mention it.

  1. A media endpoint source query includes the following properties in its response: content-type, media-type, published and url. ↩︎