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Enable the In-App login with the new GoodBarber User Authentication feature

Written by on Friday, April 3rd 2015 10:03

Our new User Authentication feature is the first step to make your app more social. From now on your app will represent not only your voice and ideas, but those of your users as well. In the new Add-Ons store you can see it alongside two other new social features, Community and User Groups. But today we'll focus on Authentication, with the Login and Profile page. 

Where to find it?

Go to the Add-Ons store. By clicking on More Info, under the feature's display, you can enter a detailed description page which will allow you to discover everything about the section before even adding it.

Then to enable it, you will just have to click on the green [+Free] button. Please note: this feature is only included in the Advanced plan.

How does it work?

Once you have enabled the User Authentication feature add-on, you will automatically be redirected to the App menu, where a green tooltip will show you the two new sections that have been added to your sections list.

On the right menu, another tooltip will alert you of four new menus that have been added to your back office. 

The new sections added are called : Login Box and Profile.

The Login Box is not actually a section, but just a layer, which is why it's not possible to drag and drop it and move it, as with the other sections.
This layer offers 3 different templates, with different customization tools as always, and an alternative display of the sign-up/log in information.

The Profile Section, in addition to all the usual design tools, offers a very interesting feature that gives you the option to separate the Profile page from the navigation mode.

The profile display will depend on the type of navigation mode, for example:
- For the mode Swipe or Little Swipe, the profile section will stay in the menu but with a different look. Instead of the icon it will have the user's profile picture.
- For the mode TabBar, Typo and Large Typo, the profile icon will be moved to the top right corner of the app.
- For the mode Grid and Slate, the profile will be moved to the bottom of the screen.

Here are some pictures...

The new menus...

Now that I have shown what the Login and Profile pages can look like in your app, it's time to see how to set the profile information, the app restrictions, and most importantly, where you will be able to find the information about your users.

Users > Public/Private

When you activate the User Authentication Add-Ons in your back office, we automatically lock the access to the entire app. If you want to restrict the access only to certain sections, you will have to go to the Public/Private menu of your back office and set the access to your sections as you want.

User > Settings

In this menu you can set the Sign up option of your Login layer and the information your users will be able to put in their profiles.

You can choose to authorize people to sing up in your app, or if you are creating an internal app just for your company for example, to enable just the login, so external users will not be able to create a new profile without your authorization.

You can also decide to allow users to visit the app without been forced to sign up, allowing them to skip the registration process.

Last but not least, the login through Facebook and Twitter. This is a very popular option, which is simple to configure but that will be much appreciated by your users.

On the second page of this menu, you will find the User Profile configuration where you will be able, as with the Form section, to add different kinds of fields, as well as give the user the option to include his social profile and profile picture.

Enable the In-App login with the new GoodBarber User Authentication feature

User > List

Once the feature has been published in the app and your users start creating their profiles, you will be able to consult the list of your users, as well as the data, in the List menu.
Through this same page, you will even be able to manually add a new profile, and very soon to automatically import a list of profiles.

Now you know everything you need to know, but remember that the hands-on experience is better then any lesson written in a book. So roll up your sleeves and start playing with this new beautiful feature :)

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38.Posted by Isabella Leland on 03/23/2017 5:03 PM
@Doug Hello, this specific behavior cannot be achieved through our app builder. Have a nice day!

37.Posted by Doug on 03/23/2017 4:58 PM
Is there a way to set one of the icons inside the app to go to a specific page based upon the username?

36.Posted by Isabella Leland on 03/14/2017 5:39 PM
Hello @severin, absolutely, you can manage your users from the Users tab in your back office, under List. What I would recommend if you need further assistance is to open a ticket to our Support team, again from the back office of your project. For technical related questions, it is the best communication tool. By the way, we offer support in several languages, so you might be able to find yours :) Have a nice day!

35.Posted by severin on 03/14/2017 5:26 PM

Sorry my english is very bad. :-)

Is it possibel to delete users from the userlist? i imported a wrong file with 2000 Members and i wanna delete them all.

Kind regards

34.Posted by Isabella Leland on 01/19/2017 11:44 AM
Hello @Artti, in the back office, once you've enabled authentication, it is possible to add fields related to the profile information of each user (which will generate a step 2 sign-in process) based on whether you define the fields as required or not. Feel free to open a ticket from the back office of your project if you need assistance from our Support team to set it all up :) Have a good day!

33.Posted by Artti on 01/19/2017 12:45 AM
is it possible to change the registration form?
I need add some questions because I need more information of my users.

32.Posted by GIANLUCA TROMBETTA on 12/28/2016 11:50 AM
Will the in-app users be integrated with a current registered user base on any website, specifically Wordpress sites? Simply, if a user signs up through the app, will it automatically register them on my Wordpress site as well? If not, PLEASE tell me that you will work on & develop this...

31.Posted by Isabella Leland on 12/23/2016 10:17 AM
@Jonathan Happy Holidays to you :)

30.Posted by Jonathan on 12/22/2016 9:59 PM
Thank you Isabella Leland!! i wil try to do as you say! Happy Holidays

29.Posted by Isabella Leland on 12/22/2016 5:09 PM
Hello @Jonathan ! We are happy to help but this issue would be best resolved by opening a ticket for our Support team, directly from the back office of your project. This way, our team will have direct access to your project and will be able to help faster and more efficiently. Also make sure to be very specific when describing the issue. For instance, when you speak about native preview, are you talking about the My GoodBarber App preview or the Ad Hoc version? :) I hope this helps!

28.Posted by Jonathan on 12/22/2016 5:06 PM
im doing an app at the moment and i decide to use login, everything was good till i decide to make it easier roe the users and add a facebook login, i followed all the steps one by one, and i just cant do it!
when you go to the main login , its not showing facebook button in native preview, but if i doit in HTML5 PREVIEW it shows how i wanted! any ideas why im having trouble??
thanks in advance.

27.Posted by Isabella Leland on 11/03/2016 9:20 AM
Hello @Jorge, the easiest way to retrieve your user base and the information you request upon users is to download it in .csv format, an option available from your back office. Have a good day!

26.Posted by Jorge Espinoza on 11/02/2016 6:11 PM
Is there a way to access the user's data programmaticaly using some kind of js API?

25.Posted by Mike Scott on 08/23/2016 10:30 PM
Just wondering if there is any likelyhood of the wordpress plugin being updated so that logged in users of a website can be syncronised with the user profile, chat in the GoodBarber system.
I have developers who would be happy to evolve the current plugin to make this possible if we can get access to your authentication system?

24.Posted by Isabella Leland on 05/24/2016 5:07 PM
Hello @Madhav, it would be best to submit this question to our Support team, right from the back office of your project. Simply because they will have direct access to your app and will be able to assist you faster and more accurately. In that case, specify that you are trying to reset the password for a "fake" user account :) I hope this helps.

23.Posted by Madhav Kochunni on 05/24/2016 3:40 PM
I turned authentication on my test account. When I was testing the Forgot Password feature, I still have not received the email to reset the pwd. Is this feature not available for test accounts?

Thanks. An excellent platform BTW.

22.Posted by Isabella Leland on 03/14/2016 2:37 PM
Hello @Liz, it is not possible to restrict sign in to Facebook / Twitter only with our Authentication Add-On.

21.Posted by Liz on 03/14/2016 2:27 PM
Hi there, is it possible to restrict sign in to just use either facebook or twitter? (and not create a new username/password specific to the app)

20.Posted by Isabella Leland on 02/25/2016 9:08 AM
Hello, these are not features available with our app builder at the moment. We however recently released our Chat Add-On, which allows for 1-on-1 private conversation between users for now. The feature will evolve over time. Making our apps more social is still a priority :) As for User Generated Content, our Submit section already allows users to publish photos/video and text format!

19.Posted by sattam on 02/24/2016 6:39 PM
i am with DOM Comment ... if possible to be able to follow and be followed by other users , its most important feature on social . and (wall or timeline) for followed users . also if you can add feature to post VID , PIC , Voice
we trust goodbarber to support us to growth our apps for success . thanks

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