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Josh Puetz for Forem Core Team

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Changelog: New Year, New U(ser authentication provider) - Sign in with Google

Happy belated new year! A new year bring opportunities for self improvements and rebirth, and what better way to overhaul yourself then by adding a new authentication method to your Forem account?

Sign in with Google now rolling out to Forems

Starting today Sign in Google support is rolling out to a Forem near you. It works similarly to our existing support for other identify providers like Twitter and Github: after you've configured your Forem user will be able to sign up or login in with their Google username and password. Existing users can connect their Google accounts on their user account settings page.

As with other third party authentication providers setup can be a bit tricky, so do be sure to checkout out our configuration instructions if you're interested in adding Sign in with Google to your own Forem.

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Lee • Edited on

Just set this up on TMMAL in test mode - worked 1st time 🦄🦄 just need to publish now - nice one @joshpuetz 🤩

Just checking that i don't need to add a scope to capture the email address at account creation?

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Josh Puetz Author

I didn’t have to, but let me know if you do @lee !

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Lee

Great, so with a fresh member, email was saved for you?

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Josh Puetz Author

It was, but I’ll double check my settings and update the installation instructions if needed!

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Josh Puetz Author

So I did some checking, and I with my Forems I didn't have to specify any scopes while running in internal mode. I'm not sure what will happen with an externally accessible Forem, but I'm going to recommend adding the default scopes.

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Lee

I’ll add the scopes in the morning and report back when approved - approval process seems to take a while!

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Lee

Scopes added on tmmal. Will let you know how the verification proceeds.

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo!

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Michael Tharrington • Edited on

Soooo dope. This is gonna be greatly appreciated by folks!

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Hey @thphuc and @yshmarov - it's here!

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Phuc Tran

Thanks @ellativity Great news!

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Ildi

Awesome, another very good option for Forem users!

I hope to see a Sign In with Ethereum auth supported soon 🥳

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Lee

Oh me to for sure, that sounds amazing, mm and phantom 🥳

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Lee

Niiiiiiice!!!!!!

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Amy Lin

🚀✨ So exciting!

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Vicente G. Reyes

The iOS app is missing the GitHub signin button.

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cronlabspl

I dont see what can be so exciting in enabling users to sign up/in with Google especially since Google is widely used.

Should have been added as one of first addition to forem long ago.