re: When signing up or logging into an app, do you prefer OAuth (authentication w/social media account) or email sign up/sign in? VIEW POST

re: When I choose to use OAuth to sign in it all depends on if I use the services providing the OAuth and if I find them relevant to the website. I wil...

That's really interesting about using Twitch as an authenticator for a site.

If there is no benefit or relevance to using OAuth though, I will usually choose email/password for a website.

Could you expound on this point Vincent? What do you mean by benefit? Are there any examples you may be able to share about integrations with social that you found useful?


Twitch and other streaming services and the applications that interface with them are a good example of the benefits I referred to. Pretty much anything that uses Twitch for OAuth will pull your Twitch API data so that it is able to take information such as your subscribers, subscriptions, followed games/streamers/etc and use it either to enhance the app or to even use the app in the first place.

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