The acct URI scheme is a proposed internet standard published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, defined by RFC 7565. The purpose of the scheme is to identify, rather than interact, with user accounts hosted by a service provider.[1] This scheme differs from the DNS name which specifies the service provider.[2]

The acct URI was intended to be the single URI scheme that would return information about a person (or possibly a thing) that holds an account at a given domain.[3]


The following is an example of an acct URI:



  1. ^ "Making the Case for a New 'acct' URI Scheme". Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ Saint-Andre, Peter (May 2015). The 'acct' URI Scheme. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC7565. RFC 7565. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  3. ^ "May 2012 W3 List Archive". Retrieved 12 October 2014.