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  1. OAuth 2.0

    While the Invision Community suite allows for many popular login systems such as facebook, google, twitter and more, there will be times you need to integrate with another platform which is not on the list by default. If the system in which you wish to connect to supports OAuth 2.0, then you can integrate simply by adding the relevant details into your AdminCP.   Setting Up      In order to set up set up a new OAuth 2.0 login, you would simply visit the following area within
  2. Apple

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their Apple ID with the benefits that brings such as FaceID/Touch ID and Two factor authentication. Using this method, members can also protect their privacy by choosing to hide their real email address. Their account will be created using a relay email address unique to your community. Sign in with Apple requires a paid Apple developer account that can be created at https://developer.apple.com. Creating the Crede
  3. MySQL Database

    Within IPS 4 you can use an external database as a login handler. You would do this from the following location in your admin CP System>Settings>Login & Registration From here you can then set up the relevant details needed for connection Database Connection Details In the first section you will need to enter all the details to connect to your mysql data. Ensure these details are 100% connect and can be connected to from the server where your IPS installatio
  4. Facebook

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their Facebook account. In order to use facebook, your site must be on a secure https domain. You can see more information on how to switch to https after obtaining an SSL certicate from your hosting company in the following guide https://invisioncommunity.com/4guides/advanced-options/configuration-options/using-ssl-https-r273/ Basic Facebook Login To start the process, go to AdminCP -> System -> Logi
  5. Google

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their Google account. Applies to self-hosted customers only Important - Google requires that sites using their login API, are using a secure connection. If your site is not using SSL (HTTPS), please contact your hosting company to obtain a valid SSL certicate, then follow this guide to switch to https. https://invisioncommunity.com/4guides/advanced-options/configuration-options/using-ssl-https-r273/ To start the proc
  6. LinkedIn

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their LinkedIn account. To start the process, go to AdminCP -> System -> Login & Registration, click Create New to setup a new login method and choose LinkedIn. You will now be prompted to fill in some details which you'll need to acquire by creating an "application" with LinkedIn.   Creating an application with LinkedIn 1. Go to the LinkedIn Developers page and sign in with your LinkedIn account. 2.
  7. Microsoft

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their Microsoft account. To start the process, go to AdminCP -> System -> Login & Registration, click Create New to setup a new login method and choose Microsoft. You will now be prompted to fill in some details which you'll need to acquire by creating an "app" with Microsoft.   Creating a Microsoft App 1. Go to the Microsoft Azure App registrations page and sign in with your Microsoft account. 2. Cl
  8. Twitter

    You can allow your members to sign in to your community using their Twitter account. To start the process, go to AdminCP -> System -> Login & Registration, click Create New to setup a new login method and choose Twitter. You will now be prompted to fill in some details which you'll need to acquire by creating an "app" with Twitter. Getting API Access Before you are able to create a twitter application, you first need to get access to the twitter API. To do this,
  9. Connect Two Invision Communities

    You can link two (or more) Invision Community installations together to allow users to sign into one community using their credentials from another. All communities that you want to link will need to be running Invision Community 4.3 or higher. Server and Client You will need to decide which community is the "Server" (sometimes called the "master") which is the one whose credentials will be used for the login. All the other communities will be the "Clients" (sometimes called the "slave
  10. Wordpress

    Introduction You can link Invision Community with a Wordpress site to allow users to sign into one community using their credentials from another. First you need to decide which direction the login should happen: Allow users to log into your Invision Community with their account on a Wordpress site (Wordpress as the Server). Allow users to log into your Wordpress site with their account on an Invision Community (Invision Community as the Server). Only follow the i
  11. Azure Active Directory

    As Azure AD uses OAuth 2.0 for its connectivity, we can set this up as a login method using our generic OAuth 2.0 setup. The below guide shows a basic setup of Azure AD, with a standard Invision Community setup. Before you continue, this guide assumes that you already have an Azure account and organisation already set up. If you do not yet have this, you should go ahead and ensure you have this set up first.   Setting up permissions The first thing we will need to do
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