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Login using yahoo, twitter, google

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by mra0, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. mra0

    mra0 Member

    When I registered, I noticed you can use facebook to login.

    Is there support for yahoo, twitter, google and others? Is there a list of what is supported?
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Currently only Facebook is supported.

    The only other thing I have heard mentioned is Twitter but nothing definite with regards to functionality or when.
  3. rthrash

    rthrash New Member

    It'd be awesome to be able to use something like JanRain Engage for authentication: http://www.janrain.com/products/engage

  4. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I for one don't want to see this. If anything, twitter login. Other than that, I'd rather not.
  5. rthrash

    rthrash New Member

    Out of curiosity, why wouldn't you want to give forum users more options for logging in with existing accounts?
  6. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

  7. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    Listen to that podcast. GREAT discussion on the subject. May shed some light on the topic.
  8. rthrash

    rthrash New Member

    That's what Engage provides: a robust OpenID/OAuth platform and quite a bit more. The win is it's a relatively straightforward API and you don't have to develop and maintain the code.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I hate being dependand on third parties, especially when it's a third party handling third party api. I rather just have separate facebook and separate twitter and separate google/openid. But after facebook i think the easiest alternative is twitter to create accounts. would love to see it.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Giving a few options (Facebook/Twitter/OpenID) is one thing, but supplying an option for -every- solution is ridiculous.
  11. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I never really understood why people still bother adding Facebook Connect - its closing down.


    I've personally found these 'social login' options to be fairly pointless on any platform/system. You still end up having to create an account, it just fills out 2-3 fields for you. True integration would be logging in, hitting the 'allow' button on the given login service, and be done. But nobody seems to have figured out how to do that yet without forcing you to fill out a bunch of fields when you return to the site.
  12. pipedreams

    pipedreams Active Member

    It would be great if they considered google friend connect, as through that you can login using twitter, yahoo, aim & openid
  13. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    I did like the idea. But, I think it ends up being more of a head more than anything. The main problem is the login is part FB and part XF.

    So if one side changes something it can break it all.

    I personally never used FB to login to other forums, and I can't see myself doing it anywhere else.
  14. rthrash

    rthrash New Member

    The need for this isn't all that great if you have just a few thousand members honestly. But when you have a very large community and you're trying to engage more users/prospective users, logging in via OpenID/OAuth is a great way to convert new site visitors. The reason is they don't have to remember yet another login. We need this at MODX, and it would very much make a positive difference based on the discussions we've had with our users. We want to lower as many barriers to joining our community as possible and get people participating.

    I try not to use Facebook as a login source (I simply don't have a high degree of trust with FB) but I would a Google ID or a Twitter ID, or My OpenID. FWIW, JanRain helped create the OpenID specs and delivered the first implementations of it, so I'm fairly certain they're not prone to wantonly (or naively) break things. Their entire business depends at the core on logins working perfectly every time.
  15. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    <MAJOR-OFFTOPIC> Are there any plans to build an integration for XF -> modx? I have been a modx user for a long time and would love full user/permission sharing</MAJOR-OFFTOPIC>

    <ON-TOPIC> I would love to see more login methods, even for smaller sites making it easier for users to participate will help with that initial conversion of Guests -> Users.. And things like twitter will give you another way to contact that user also.

    Hoping for this in the some what near future</ON-TOPIC>
  16. rthrash

    rthrash New Member

    We're evaluating switching from SMF at MODX, but we need to dive into XenForo's authentication code. We have not bought a license yet so we can see the code, but my gut says it would work. By the same token if it doesn't, we don't want to flush money down the drain if the initial code review proves that it's not an appropriate solution for us. If we adopt XF and create a bridge we'll absolutely share it.

    At MODX we have a lot of infrastructure supporting the project and our business: issues in Redmine, forums, documentation in Confluence, bugtracking at GitHub, a donations/support infrastructure with checkout PCI compliance handled via FoxyCart, and SSO handled via Atlassian Crowd. Then there's some private applications we developed to manage the pending Partner Program and Commercial Support launch.

    We can't have isolate islands of users that are unlinked across all our operations/services, and admittedly solving this particular problem is not as easy as it sounds on the surface. We've had success with Crowd to date as a federated authentication platform. Currently our forums are the last piece that needs to be brought into the fold. SMF should support OpenID logins when it finally hits 2.0, and it should then therefore work with Crowd I think, but I'm uncomfortable with several of the things related to SMF in general.
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