Joining the Indie Web, One Step at a Time

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This is a repost of Joining the Indie Web, One Step at a Time () by Tracy Durnell:

I need to set up IndieAuth. I’ve been struggling to understand the value of using my own website to log in to other websites, an IndieWeb principle, but finally had an aha! moment when reading through the IndieWeb wiki. I have been trying to wean myself from Google services little by little, but I’ve used the same Gmail account to sign up for services over the past ten years, and it hasn’t seemed worth the effort to switch all those logins to another email address just because – especially since I’m currently using Gmail to serve my emails to my personal domains. But using my own website to log in, I think, opens up a new avenue for easing my dependence on Gmail. For me, this feels like a tool that will make the switch more feasible.

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