This service implements the WebFinger protocol, which allows remote services to discover local users.
- Automatically find ActivityPub actors through their username
- Returns a 404 error if the actor doesn't exist
- ActivityPub ActorService
Optionally, you can configure the API routes with moleculer-web:
|required||Container where the actors can be found|
|Domain name used for the user@domain webfinger identifier. If not set, the domain name will be guessed from the users' container.|
Discovering an user with Webfinger
In the Webfinger protocol, users are identified by their username and the domain name where they are hosted:
username@domain. This is similar to email addresses, except services like Mastodon add a
@ at the beginning.
To find an user, a simple GET is enough:
If the user exists locally, it will return a JSON like this: