Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 8/27/2012
Announcing Third Party Logins and Mobile Numbers
We have two new features to release today: third-party
logins and mobile numbers.
You can now login to iATN using a Facebook, Google or Yahoo
account that you own. If you're one of those people that
have a hard time remembering your iATN login credentials,
but are always logged into Gmail, Facebook, or Yahoo, then
this will make it easier for you to get into iATN.
Connecting your third party account to your iATN account
could also make it possible for you to get into iATN down
the road if you've forgotten your login credentials, as well
as lost access to your email account.
The first time you login with one of these third-party
accounts, you will be prompted to authorize iATN to access
your basic information. We use this information, such as
your name and email address, to authenticate your account
with us. You may also be prompted to login to your iATN
account at that time. From then on, you will be able to
login to iATN by clicking the button corresponding to
whichever account you linked up (i.e. clicking on the
Facebook, Google, or Yahoo button that appears below the
login form.) If you have accounts with all three, you could
theoretically link up all three and login with whichever you
Some of you may be wondering how this is better than our
"auto login" feature. It's not better or worse, just
different. When you activate auto-login (by clicking
"Remember Me" during login), it saves a cookie in your
current browser, so that whenever you return to iATN, you
aren't prompted to login. But if you go to another location,
or open another browser, you will still be prompted to
login. With this new third-party account feature, you
activate it one time, and you'll be able to login to iATN
using that third party account no matter where you are.
Just as with our auto-login feature, we don't recommend
using this feature in an untrusted environment or on a
shared computer, unless you are comfortable securely signing
out of all your accounts when finished.
If you'd like to try this feature, click the Log Out in the
upper right corner, and you should see the new login form
with the third party account options. (If you're using
auto-login, you will have to completely sign out by clicking
on the "Login As Different User" link provided on that
You can now add a mobile number to your iATN account, via
the account settings page. (Scroll down to
the Personal Information section.)
This is primarily an account safety feature at this point.
If you add a mobile number to your iATN account (and follow
the directions in the text message we send to verify it),
you will have another way to recover your account login
credentials in the future should you ever forget them or
lose access to your email address on file.
In the future, we look forward to offering additional
features for your mobile number and will announce those
And speaking of Facebook and Google, you can follow iATN on
both services (as well as a few others) from this page.
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