Joining or signing into a Ning Network is about to get a lot easier. One-click easy.
We're excited to announce that we'll be rolling out Social Sign-In throughout the day, which allows your members to sign up or sign in to a Ning Network via Facebook, Google or Yahoo.
Previously, signing up for a Ning Network required entering an email address, choosing a password and filling in some basic information. Now, all that can be done with just a couple of clicks. When potential members join a Ning Network using Facebook, Google or Yahoo, they will not need to create an additional password to keep track of.
Their name and email will also be automatically retrieved, without needing to type it in. Better yet, if a member signs up with Facebook, their birthdate, gender, profile photo and (later this month) location will be pulled as well, if the network has added those profile questions.
Adding Social Sign-In to your Ning Network makes signing in to a Ning Network incredibly simple too. Previously, members needed to first click the "Sign In" link, then type in their email address and password on the following page and click "Sign In" again.
Now, all it takes is a click. On the Sign Up/Sign In box in the top-right corner of your Ning Network, members will now see an icon for each service Network Creators have enabled for Social Sign-In.
If a signed-out member clicks on the icon of the service they used to join, they'll be signed in right away — no extra steps or clicks needed. It's hard to get easier than that.
As a Network Creator, you'll need to enable Social Sign-In, as the feature is off by default. To do this, just head to the new "Sign up/Sign in" management page on your Dashboard, under "Members." Once there, check the boxes next to Facebook, Google and Yahoo for the services you'd like to allow members to sign up and sign in with.
This implementation of Social Sign-In lays the foundation for supporting additional methods of third-party authentication. Facebook, Google, and Yahoo! are the initial set of available services, and we will be adding more options in the future. Social Sign-In is powered by Janrain, the leading user management platform for the social Web.
This new feature is only available to Ning Plus and Ning Pro subscribers. For more information about the feature, check out these frequenty asked questions.
And the same if I use my facebook account - the email addresses are not the same - I mean which is in use for facebook and which is in use for my NING profiles. That is really confusing
Hey Jens and Rev!
I think I've covered this issue someone already with my response to Rev here, a little earlier in this thread. If you're on the Sign In page and you try to sign in using a method you've never actually used before, we can only sign you in if the email address matches one that's already on the network. Otherwise, there's no way for us to know who you are.
sometimes I don't everything directly. I have seen that someone posted here in this thread a question about why his facebook app is redirected to janrain and not to the facebook app page ... if someone will check this facebook app http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=128580813866662 and click on the link to check out the app he lands to https://overtone-1.networkauth.com/
Is there a reason for ? Will this service charge us soon or later for this sign-in or sign-up service?
I'm exchanging emails with Janrain, the Social Sign-In tools provider, about that. We want that page to (A) redirect to your Ning Network or (B) be branded for your Ning Network. I'm working to make that happen.
thanks. I checked it and noticed that the creators sign-in app http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=169160389770043 is redirected to https://creators.networkauth.com/ - if possible a redirection to my network will be a good option.
Thanks a lot,
Great Job THANK YOU :-)
I do have a a question s aside form this. For our Activity feed is there anyway to laod more then just 20 updates at a time??? and will you ever be implementing the ability for members to comment on updates??
THANK YOU AGAIN I am BEYOND happy with NING, I just transferred all my members over here from Grou.ps and LOVE IT HERE!!
Hi, Julie. You may want to start a new discussion, but I can say that both of these are requests we have had that aren't on our near-term roadmap.
When people can login by MSN?
I would assume MSN log in is never going to happen, Mike. I don't think I've ever been to a site where that was an option.
I haven't checked into the details, but I think Windows Live ID could be added as an option in the future.
Q: Can a Network Creator change the HTML on those sign up pages? The background is that we are interested in tracking member sign-ups via the different options.
You can't do that Andrew.