[Owncloud] Extended webfinger app

Frank Karlitschek frank at owncloud.org
Sun Apr 8 09:18:26 UTC 2012

Hi Florian,

thanks a lot for your contribution. I´m not super familiar with webfinger but this looks good.

And thanks for calling us a "big" FOSS project  :-)


On 03.04.2012, at 00:38, Florian Hülsmann <fh at cbix.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently been working on reimplementing the webfinger protocol for ownCloud, so other apps than the remoteStorage plugin can also use it. For instructions on how to use webfinger from your app, see the /apps/user_webfinger/webfinger.php file. I first thought of something like OC_Webfinger::register(), but unfortunately that not possible because the OC_Webfinger class must be in classpath before running all the appinfo/app.php scripts :-/
> I also made the need of a symlink to the .well-known folder obsolete by creating a static "host-meta" file during installation (see appinfo/install.php). To make this accessible by pure javascript apps, the install.php also creates a static .htaccess file which sets some additional headers, so to make use of this it's now recommended that you have the apache mod_headers activated.
> If you're pulling from master to update, please reinstall the webfinger app by deleting the .well-known symlink in your document root and calling owncloud/apps/user_webfinger/appinfo/install.php (with CURL or your browser, because it needs some server parameters!) I'm not sure if this could also be done by a built-in upgrade routine, so I'm telling you :P
> Hope you are ok with that (it's kind of my first "direct" contribution to a big FOSS project :D ), have a nice day!
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