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is the process by which individual access to a computer system is controlled by identification of the user using credentials provided by the user

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What third-party login service do users use the most? (Google, Facebook, Apple, etc.)

Based on my experience as a consumer (I always use Google), I am in doubt whether to develop the login of my app only with Google, Google + Facebook, or Google + Facebook + Apple. (I know some use ...
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Repeat password field necessary in a signup page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should we ask the password twice during registration? When designing a new and simplified signup page I got into an argument with a colleague about the necessity of the "...
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If you need to enter your skype name to link your account

I'm working on a website which can be connected with Skype and the user has some benefit from it. In case if you need to enter your Skype name to link your account, and then click on your name - after ...
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Should I verify a user's password before showing them that they are banned or just check the email?

If I ban a user from a website indefinitely (specific manual ban not automatic), and they'll never be able to appeal, should I verify the user's email and password, or show them that they're banned ...
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How to Block Multiple Logins /Sign Up?

So, I have an App where the user needs to sign up to access the app. I'm planning to run an offer where user can order that item only once in a day. But I have the doubt that he may change login Id (...
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How to merge login/signup into one option

Currently for our platform, we are using facebook login & Mobile number verification for login and sign up pages. User does not need to have any additional password to complete his registration. ...
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Logging in with Google, Facebook etc but using the same account

Let's say a user logs in to a site with their Facebook account, then later decides to log in with their Google account. Should a separate account be created for each method of login or should the user ...
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Should a user attempting to enter an expired 2FA Token be notified that it is expired or just say that it is invalid?

If a user attempts to login using 2FA, and they get sent an email, there are a couple of scenarios that may occur: Code is valid and not expired: log user in. Code is valid but expired. Code is ...
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How is a two-step login better than single-step when you have a password manager?

I am using a browser-based password manager. For most websites the login workflow is: Go to login page. Both username and password field are visible. Credentials are auto-filled by password manager. ...
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How to reset a user's password before email verification?

I'm designing a basic registration and login system. The site sends a confirmation email on registration with a 6-digit OTP. Of course, it is possible that a user does not complete this email ...
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When to ask for login?

I own an online store for video games and use the Stripe API for handling payments. This is the current order of events: Add to cart → Checkout → Enter Card Info → Charge → Download Item. To battle ...
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Quantifying the impact of offering alternative signup/login methods?

Nowadays it's common for websites to offer signup/signin methods that don't require making an account (email/password) for that specific site, for example 'Login with x': Facebook Google Twitter ...
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Can I combine login and signup with a single button?

I am building a login page and I spent over 5-6 hours reading a tonne of posts in this group. I saw the following discussions Login and Register as separate pages Login Modals Login Register vs Sign ...
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Phone number login and verification for mobile apps

Can someone shed some light on the security behind mobile phone logins on mobile apps? Uber and Lyft ask the user to login using their mobile phone, I'm assuming because it is a more unique ...
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SSO Login, can we remove the Linkedin color in the button? [duplicate]

I've been working on a login flow where we are allowing users to sign up or login with Linkedin. The devs in my team told me that we need to keep the Linkedin button with the colors : However, we ...
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SSO Login, can we remove the Facebook color in the button?

I've been working on a login flow where we are allowing users to sign up or login with Facebook. The devs in my team told me that we need to keep the Facebook button with the colors : However, we ...
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Reset password, appropriate response if email doesn't exist?

It is common on login forms to see "Email or password is incorrect" when the user types in their account details incorrectly instead of just "password is incorrect". This is, for among other reasons, ...
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Why do so many login webpages seperate email and password fields? [duplicate]

I've been noticing that many popular login pages separate email and password fields on separate "sections" or pages. Is there a UX benefit or reason for this that I'm not aware of?
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How should my mobile app handle email verification?

I am using Flutter to develope a cross platform mobile application. I use firebase to login, and require the user to do email verification before signing in. The user creates an account, and then the ...
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Should users be given a way to link a password after social auth?

Obviously it is very common for sites to allow log in using both the traditional email/password as well as social authentication using Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. If a user creates an account using ...
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Can we use “Continue with Email” instead of signup/login?

I was working on a product and while making the signup/login buttons I thought of providing the Continue with email/social instead of login and signup buttons separately. Will it affect the cognitive ...
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Changing login method from email/social to One-time password

There are existing users who login with their email or social accounts. How will existing users login if we get rid of social and email login?
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Which is the better UX for a user to see their password at the login screen?

These are the two options I'm considering. Having a tickbox for a 'show password' option, which would let the user see their password. A 'caps lock' icon would be in the password text area which ...
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Pros and Cons for having same form for login, register and forgotten password

I have notice some sites have the same form for login, register and forgotten password. Below the form you have 3 buttons i forgot my password register log me in What are the pros and cons on ...
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Asking user to login to another website from within my app

I am working on an app which requires me to interact with an external API from an external website on behalf of the user. For this I need to ask them for their credentials for this other API. Will ...
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What is the reason for having more than one login link for Facebook?

If you do a Google search for facebook you'll see something that I think is rather curious, basically there are two different links, one to log into your account and the other to login to your account....
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How to show different educational institutions' login options in an app?

I'm working on a mobile application where users, apart from being able to login and sign up with accounts made directly on the app, have the ability to login directly with their educational ...
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User signs up using their Facebook account logs and then logs in with their (same email) Google account. Now what?

Our web app (a personal calendar-management tool) offers both Facebook and Google as social login providers. Sometimes a user who originally signed up using a Facebook account tries to log in using ...
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Perceived security of magic link/passwordless login

As far as I've read, passwordless login like Slack uses (user inputs their email and then clicks on the login link in their email) is becoming more common and is just as secure as logins that require ...
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Alternative designs & implementations for the login “remember me” checkbox?

I've been doing some digging around regarding the "remember me" feature of website login pages. Does anyone have any examples of alternative ways to implement this feature - that isn't a ...
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Forcing Sign-Up For a Mobile App

Currently in the process of desgining a mobile app in the 'mental wellness' space. Features include; Journalling (w/geotagging) Mood tracking Affirmations recording To Do Goal setting/tracking My ...
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Security issues if not forcing a user to sign up

I've built a simple web app Flask.io that enables users to create and share to-do lists. It doesn't require sign up. This is an important differentiator. I don't want to force the user to register ...
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What to call a page that covers the Sign In / Sign Up aspect of user accounts?

I would like to make a page that covers creating a user account / signing into a user account. I have researched this before and found out that sign in / out / up is generally a better term to use ...
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How many people use Google or Facebook to sign up to other apps

I notice that a vast majority of apps nowadays prioritise login with Facebook, Google, or other platforms for Sign Up. Usually you see a button with Facebook, one with Google, and the last option is ...
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How to prompt existing customers to change their passwords

I'm looking for some UX examples of how other companies have handled this situation: Scenario: Devs are using an old password encrypting method (sha1) I believe and need to change it to a more secure ...
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What message to show if Email/Username taken by providers?

In my application users can register an account normally (with username, email, password) or using Google or Facebook. What message should be shown if a user is trying to login to my application with ...
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Common input boxes to register and login with separate buttons

While working on the registration/login page for my mobile app, I came up with the idea of combining the two into one. On clicking register, users will be taken to a new page to fill rest of the ...
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Is there a problem with hiding “forgot password” until it's needed?

To be honest, I don't really see any use for the "forgot password" button/link unless the user put in a wrong password before. In my current project, we need as much space as possible and I was ...
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Etsy inspired login/register form that ask only mail address in first step

i'm a UI designer, i study to improve my UX knoweledge and i have a doubt about a project. I have a login/register modal window that works like the Etsy login/register modal at checkout process. In ...
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At what step in the user flow of a travel booking app would 2FA OTP be needed

i'm designing a 2FA OPT feature for an app that lets users book flights and trains. As users are able to store personal information including their payment details, this level of verification is ...
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User login with 3rd party services and email/password

If you sign up for a product with Google OAuth and have the associated email registered in the database. Then have a user that wants to login using email/password. What is an elegant way to handle ...
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Android authentication using fingerprint

The flow of my applicaiton: [1 -Login] -> [2 - Approve biometric use] -> [3 - Dashboard] At the 2nd step, a user is authenticated and technically is inside of the app, enabling biometric. At this ...
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Which label text is good for “Enter email address”?

I'm about to place one text field in the log in area where user can enter email address and password for logging in, but I'm confused which text should I use for label and placeholder text? Here are ...
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What are the conventions for how often a user should be asked to log into a mobile application?

Or put another way - is there a process for deciding how long a user's authenticated session should last?
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Should users be shown a login page or the same page they were in after their session timer expires?

Currently I am designing a security product for which the session timer is 15 mins after you will be logged out. Should I a) Show the user a small modal which says they have been logged out b) Show ...
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Web Application best practice: ephemeral session or expiring sessions?

While working on an application using Node.js and Express, I was finding an interesting and perplexing issue in my UX testing. The application had session settings for "maxAge: 24 hours" and "...
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What is the maximum acceptable time a login should take?

Logging into our app takes 15 - 20 seconds, depending on how much the user has access to. Some of this time is purposeful - the login endpoint itself has a minimum time to response of 2 seconds to ...
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For mobile apps, should the first screen be Login or Sign Up

On mobile apps, the users get logged out rarely as the login tokens work differently. So, i think it makes more sense to make the first screen for new users. So the first page, when they open the app ...
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Does a donation site need login?

I have a task to redesign a donation website. The top navigation bar has search for donation events and login/register. Is there a need for a login/register option? Especially considering when ...
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Handling multiple applications behind one login

UX community - This question concerns handling user choice of destination during/after login. Let's say we have one account that can serve multiple apps, A, B, and C. Users of one app are not ...

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