Overview#WebFinger is a protocol Discovery Mechanism specified by RFC 7033 that allows for discovery of information about Entities identified by a URI using standard Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP methods over a secure transport.
Information about a person might be discovered via an "acct:" URI, for example, which is a URI that looks like an email address.
WebFinger is specified as the discovery protocol for OpenID Connect.
WebFinger is a Well-known URI#WebFinger has a suffix of "webfinger" registered as a Well-Known URI
/.well-known/webfingerOpenID Provider Issuer Discovery uses WebFinger
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- JSON Identity Suite
- OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server Metadata
- OpenAM Endpoints
- OpenID Connect
- OpenID Connect Discovery
- OpenID Provider Issuer Discovery
- RFC 7033
- Self-Issued OpenID Provider
- Why OAuth 2.0