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Google login is now live in addition to the Twitter & Steam logins

Posted by , 19 April 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC / 2253 views
Just a quick heads up, today I implemented a Google login option to hopefully make it easier for some of you.

It works exactly the same as the Twitter login, you can link your Google account in the UserCP, or new users can just use Google to register and login.

This is in place on both LifeOnLinux and GamingOnLinux.

The style of the social login buttons were completely re-worked too, so they look a lot better and fit together nicely now.

I am still looking into a possible way to have GOL logins work on LifeOnLinux, but getting that right is tricky as it needs to be done correctly and securely.

Hopefully this makes it easier for a few of you. Took me half a day to do, so I hope so!
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MayeulC 19 April 2017 at 2:57 pm UTC
I guess it is a step toward unified (G/L)OL logins?
Did you consider a mechanism similar to OpenID? I am just wondering...

But thanks, I will check that out.

EDIT: No way to register with special chars in the username? I must say I am disappointed


Last edited by MayeulC at 19 April 2017 at 3:07 pm UTC
liamdawe 19 April 2017 at 3:12 pm UTC
M@yeulCEDIT: No way to register with special chars in the username? I must say I am disappointed
Nope, we locked that down on GOL ages ago too, pretty sure I emailed you and everyone else asking if we could change your username. Special characters get in the way of certain stuff we might do in future.
MayeulC 19 April 2017 at 4:33 pm UTC
liamdawe
M@yeulCEDIT: No way to register with special chars in the username? I must say I am disappointed
Nope, we locked that down on GOL ages ago too, pretty sure I emailed you and everyone else asking if we could change your username. Special characters get in the way of certain stuff we might do in future.

Oh, sorry about that. I must have missed your email. Feel free to s/@/a/, I just want to avoid having two different usernames for two somewhat related websites (and would actually like some kind of merged profiles).

Then, I don't think it really comes in the way of some features: usually, a user ID or HTML/HTTP-style escaping would do. But that's your call on this one.
Psycic101 19 April 2017 at 4:40 pm UTC
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No Steam login on LoL?
liamdawe 19 April 2017 at 6:35 pm UTC
Psycic101No Steam login on LoL?
Being worked on, need to get my other account authorised to have a private login key for it, as I don't want to share the GOL Steam login key.
Minute 19 April 2017 at 7:55 pm UTC
Woohoo, finally with that im here too
MichaelDN 20 April 2017 at 9:59 pm UTC
Just signed up for both sites, I was a lurker for quite some time, I just never got around to creating accounts until now!
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