VerifiedX is an official project of the Honeytree Technologies and It serves as a directory and tool to discover and verify accounts on Mastodon and other federated social media platforms.

This beta application is still in its early stages, so users should anticipate occasional bugs, changes, and disruptions.

VerifiedX already powers several sites, including:,, and, which utilize VerifiedX’s searchable directory and verification tools to provide users with accurate and reliable information and engagement metrics on their accounts.

VerifiedX is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to connect their Mastodon account to verified profiles. With Mastodon’s vast network of servers and no dedicated team to verify account identities and information, there is a risk of impersonation. By linking their Mastodon account to a VerifiedX profile, users can establish their credibility, legitimacy, and accountability, fostering transparency and trust on the platform.

Furthermore, the service assists readers in discovering and following verified accounts on Mastodon, increasing their visibility and traffic.

The upcoming version of the service will concentrate on tackling federated social media challenges and enhancing the discoverability and value of content and profiles.

For updates, feature suggestions, or complaints, please follow @[email protected].

To deploy VerifiedX on your own server, please visit the official repository at

If you would like VerifiedX as a hosted service, or would like our team to install it for you please contact us at Honeytree Technologies.


You will be running the commands as root. If you aren’t already root, switch to root: sudo su -

System repositories

Make sure curl, wget, gnupg, apt-transport-https, lsb-release and ca-certificates is installed first:

apt install -y curl wget gnupg apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates ### **System packages** 
apt update

apt install -y imagemagick ffmpeg libpq-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev file \
git-core  g++ libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler pkg-config gcc autoconf bison \
build-essential libssl-dev libyaml-dev libreadline6-dev zlib1g-dev \
libncurses5-dev libffi-dev libgdbm-dev nginx postgresql postgresql-contrib \
libidn11-dev libicu-dev libjemalloc-dev

Install Nodejs

curl -sL\_16.x | bash -

sudo apt install -y nodejs

Install Yarn

curl -sL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/yarnkey.gpg >/dev/null

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/yarnkey.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y yarn

corepack enable

yarn set version classic

Install Redis

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/redis-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/redis-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb\_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/redis.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y redis

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

sudo systemctl enable redis-server

sudo systemctl start redis-server

Install ElasticSearch

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/elastic.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/elastic.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elastic-7.x.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y elasticsearch

For security edit /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml to set

. . .

# ---------------------------------- Network -----------------------------------


# Set the bind address to a specific IP (IPv4 or IPv6): localhost Enable and start service

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

sudo systemctl enable elasticsearch

sudo systemctl start elasticsearch

Installing RVM

sudo apt install -y software-properties-common

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:rael-gc/rvm

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y rvm

echo 'source "/etc/profile.d/"' >> ~/.bashrc

source ~/.bashrc

rvm install 3.2.0

Create user

adduser --disabled-login verifiedx

usermod -a -G rvm verifiedx

usermod -a -G verifiedx www-data

su - verifiedx

Setup ssh, paste your public key into .ssh/autorized_keys

Set RVM for user

echo 'source "/etc/profile.d/"' >> ~/.bashrc

rvm user gemsets

mkdir /home/verifiedx/.rvm/bin

ln -s /usr/share/rvm/bin/rvm /home/verifiedx/.rvm/bin/rvm

Create application.yml, default path is ~/apps/verifiedx/shared/config/application.yml

Do not forget to generate rails secret and put it in the application.yml

Setup Services and nginx configuration

Create services from templates in dist folder



Authorize user to manage those services by creating sudoer file: /etc/sudoers.d/verifiedx

%verifiedx ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/systemctl * sidekiq

%verifiedx ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/systemctl kill -s TSTP sidekiq

%verifiedx ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/systemctl * verifiedx

Enable services

sudo systemctl enable verifiedx

sudo systemctl enable sidekiq

Add Nginx configuration from template file in dist folder


Create Database

su - postgres
createuser --interactive
create database verifiedx_production

Deploy with capistrano

From your local folder

cap production deploy:initial

Setup Certbot

Once all these done and app is working correctly, install certbot to install certificate

sudo snap install core; sudo snap refresh core

sudo snap install --classic certbot

sudo ln -s /snap/bin/certbot /usr/bin/certbot


Admin Login

To access the admin panel for VerifiedX, navigate to the following URL in your web browser:

You will need to enter the following credentials to log in:

username: [email protected]
password: verifiedx