Logging in to Notepadd++ Community
Peter L last edited by
When I go to log in to the Notepad++ community, the log in screen shows “Alternative Logins”.
I was expecting to be able to log in with an ordinary email address.
Or am I missing something?
PeterJones last edited by
Not missing anything. The login-by-email-address-only was disabled years ago (before I joined the Community), for security reasons. OAuth logins (like “login with facebook / google / twitter / github”) are much more secure than a system where you password and login information are stored on the Notepad++ Community server. Those OAuth providers have huge budgets and full-time-employed security teams working around the clock to keep your credentials secure; a mom-and-pop group like us have $0 and 0 employees to stay on top of such things, and when the password-storage was hacked (notice I say when, not if), you and/or a multitude of other users would be up-in-arms over the password breach. The safest for everybody is the current method – using OAuth through big-name organizations.
@guy038: could you contact Don and see if the login page can be re-phrased to “Available Logins” rather than “Alternative Logins”? That would avoid much confusion for new users.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Peter L last edited by
Thank you @Alan-Kilborn !
Yes, a reword on the login page would help reduce the confusion.
donho last edited by donho
I didn’t find the way to change the title of login and I don’t think it is configurable.
I’ve done a feature request in the module of NodeBB in question:
I sent also an email for the same request to NodeBB support team ( @guy038 is in CC ). So let’s wait to see if it can be changed.
Laurie Stearn last edited by Laurie Stearn
Had an old association with Facebook, upon activation there was an error- and put me in infinite orbit on the Facebook page. What’s more, even though disassociating Facebook, and using the Google login for this site, the tab icon for N++ Community is nuked, and the FB icon has taken over the N++ Community icon in browser history:
Laurie Stearn last edited by
Another item of interest: the Facebook login option is still available on the login screen, even though it is disassociated from Single Sign-on Services. Might want to clear the cookies. :)
donho last edited by
Thanks Andrew Rodrigues (NodeBB support team), the login page has been reworded to “Available Logins” now: