Verifying GitHub Profile with Mastodon

When signing up on Mastodon, I wanted to include a verified link to my GitHub. GitHub allows for adding HTML to your profile repository, but this does not come through as a verified link. I came across a great blog post by Simon Willison giving a detailed look at setting up a quick GitHub Pages redirect.

The concept is make a new repo,, then add a page called index.html. My redirect snippet can be viewed in my GitHub Repository. At the time of writing, my index.html is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>Redirecting to</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=">
    <link href="" rel="me">
    <link href="" rel="me">
    <link href="" rel="me">
    <link href="" rel="me">
  <body style="margin: 0; padding: 0">
    Auto redirect to GitHub
    <a href="">

This makes a bare minimum site that includes a simple page that will redirect via browser to a GitHub profile and allow for verification on Mastodon.

Nathan Grey @overtfuture