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AG3 News: Easier Login/Registration Process

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 7:03pm

cormyn

cormyn

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Knight

With AG3, we're going to be using a third-party service which will allow users log into Armor Games using other login credentials such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, MyOpenID, and more!

http://iandouglas.com/fai7tha8ahPigh5eereic2tahc5die.png

You'll be able to link any (or all) of those services to your Armor Games account so you can log in using any of those accounts. It's not REQUIRED that you do so -- you can always log in with your existing Armor Games username and password -- but it might make your life easier, especially for users who already have accounts at any of those sites and want an easier way to log in at Armor Games.

If you use this new method to log in, you'll be able to tell us whether you already have an Armor Games account, and then give you the opportunity to log in with your existing account, which ties those bits of information together. If you don't have an account yet, it'll walk you through the registration process.

It's a pretty neat service, and we're looking forward to hearing your thoughts during the beta process.

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 7:42pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,106 posts

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Looking good Ian! =)

Glad you guys are not simply 'stepping up a knotch', but really go the distance with the new AG3!

YAY! =D

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 7:47pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,117 posts

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Will this window show up every time you want to login, or is it also like how we have it where we can just login at the top right corner?

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 8:07pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

I think this is a good idea, for the people who are too lazy to register and already have an FB, Twitter, Google, etc account so they'll be able to participate in Armor Games.

Also, I agree with Freak's question:

Will this window show up every time you want to login, or is it also like how we have it where we can just login at the top right corner?

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 9:10pm

samdawghomie

samdawghomie

2,069 posts

Huh, Pretty cool. Although I'll probably never use those third party services, it will more than likely make some people's life easier.

Glad you guys are not simply 'stepping up a knotch', but really go the distance with the new AG3!

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 9:17pm

shayneii

shayneii

2,436 posts

Awesome.

I thought the registration process for AG2 was simple enough, but this owns (for lack of a better word).

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 10:48pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

Sounds good. I notice you have OpenID suppoprt. Has no use for me though. :D

 

Posted Oct 28, '10 at 11:43pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

4,753 posts

Pretty cool, however the problem with this is that linking it to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. will provide access to personal information, no?

 

Posted Oct 29, '10 at 12:13pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

The window will appear every time you log in, but it's just an "overlay" on the page you're currently on, not an actual pop-up window.

The third-party services *can* allow us to have access to some of your info, but I think we're going to leave much of your private info exactly that (private). I think Larry was talking about grabbing your Email/gender/birthday from services that permit us to see it (only for new registering users though), since those are required as registration fields here at AG, but aside from that, we are NOT planning to grab info like Facebook friends, photos, old tweets, anything like that. We have no use for that information.

 

Posted Oct 29, '10 at 12:52pm

gaboloth

gaboloth

1,372 posts

hhm seems good but i have a question: if you login with an external account will you be still able to choose an username different than your facebook name? 'cause i don't think many persons want to use their real name here.

 
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