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Gimme A Token "client mismatch" in Known

Figuring out why Gimme A Token is not working for my Known instance

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Trying to obtain an Access Token for IndiePub with IndieAuth to be used in IFTTT requests so I can link other Web Services with my site.

I was able before to get a token using, and the integration with Pocket, Deezer and others worked, but I revoked all access tokens and today it no longer works to create a new token on my Known instance running version 1.2.2.

This post is about trying to solve this issue.

Got the endpoints of my server using:

After entering all the fields in "Gimme A Token" and going through the process to get the access token, I end up on with the message "Client mismatch". And I'm not sure where to go next.

What is causing this "client mismatch"? Did Known get safer or is "gimme-a-token" broken?

Going to reach out to Seb and Marcus in the next days.

Found that Greg had a similar issue with Monocle some months ago:

Update 2020-06-29 19:00

So I can rule out that "Gimme-A-Token" is broken.

Thanks to the greate people on the IRC channel (thanks Aaron, Greg and sknebel) I have a pointer towards htaccess and http/https redirecting. Looking into that now.

Update 2020-06-29 23:20

It seems that for a correct IndieAuth authentication, I had to add a hard-coded "me" url in the head of the Known head.tpl.php file so the Known homepage would always have this link:

<!-- Hardcoded me url -->
<link href="" rel="me" class="u-url">

This resolved the site error message and I can log in in one flow without having to retry.

But unfortunately I'm still getting "Client mismatch" errors with "Gimme a token" most of the time. I did manage to get once an actual token which I can now use again for IFTTT PESOS syndication.

Johan Bové

Note: Making Beaker OS a reality

Gathering ideas and basic requirements

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Actually: Beaker OS would be very similar to Google's Chrome OS which installs on many laptops. What would be necessary to make Beaker OS "bootable" ?

A list of basic applications any computer should have

  • Editor: check: basic text editor and coding IDE (similar to VScode)
  • Browser: check; similar to Chromium, without the extensions. Also issues with accessibility and internationalization.
  • Application platform: check
  • Address book: how would we integrate non-beaker profiles in the address book?
  • Calendar: CalDav, web client
  • Message client (email): web client
  • File Manager: check, but issues with syncing with OS FUSE and Hyperdrive
  • Terminal: check, and extensible with "Web Term Commands"
  • Media player: some examples: Winamp player, video player?
  • Photo Management: creating a photo gallery is easy. Web client?
  • Chat client: IRCCloud, web clients
  • "Office-like" applications: spreadsheet, editor, presentations: offline working spreadsheet?
  • Games: many web games already out there. Some multi-player using Beaker api?
  • Remote Desktop Client: not sure how this would work.

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I'm enjoying Beakerbrowser. It's the perfect combination of a browser, a platform and an editor. The only thing missing is mobile access to the Hyper:// content, of course including the Beaker API.

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Parenting is hard, but so rewarding.

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Camp West is ongoing this weekend:
Schedule with presentations:

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Having fun in looking up semi-random things as it if was and it's really cool how many "hits" it comes back with. It's mind-blowing that all that information is already on my machine thanks to the magic that is.

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Donated 500 ml of my blood today at the Düsseldorf Uniklinik. Really nice and professional medical staff. Took less than an hour. And as a bonus you get €25 for your trouble after the second time you go.

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Since runs in Beakerbrowser, I am thinking what to build that links up Hyperdrives with my Bangle.Js watch which can be controlled over Web Bluetooth See:

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This COVID-19 situation is still not under real control in Germany either. This is starting to feel like we just had the pilot episode of a pretty bad dystopian series and we’re now stuck in binge watching the whole series. Very worried about the cliffhanger at the end of episode `series.length - 1`.

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We can use web applications in @Beakerbrowser for our own usage safely without having to enter _once_ a password or user-name. Just select the hyperdrive profile you want to use from a dialog and you're good to go.