Social Sign On Capabilities for Sphere
We all know social media is continuing to grow in popularity, convenience, and let’s face it- addiction! We all love updating our Twitter or Facebook accounts and know our email address by heart. Sphere wants you to know that we support this passion.
With Sphere 9.4.1, we are releasing a tool that will allow you to register for events using the existing Autofill function (that magical link that helps us log in with last year’s credentials and keep some of our registrant history like the Address Book for FAF) and your credentials for Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and/or Twitter.
In order to activate the tool for your event, navigate to your FAF’s Webinfo Checklist. Through Website Features, you can select to display the option for Sphere standard and social media login options. You can also customize any text as desired.
Once you update your event, registrants will see the icons on the registration page:
We recommend autofilling the form and then selecting the social option as a secondary log in. This will keep your address book intact for this year and allow up to sign into your HQ with your previous credentials or social credentials, as well as prevent duplicate records in the database.
Once activating this tool, users will see it on the log in page, registration page, and in the My HQ tab of a standard event. If the event is using the FAF Essentials for design, then the social options will appear in additional places, as determined in the design too.
For more information on this tool, check out our Release Notes on August 24, 2012. Stay tuned for more information on the best practices for the Social Sign On feature!
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