Public Lab Research note

GSOC: First Evaluation Google Authentication

by bansal_sidharth2996 | June 13, 2018 15:30 13 Jun 15:30 | #16494 | #16494

This page is about the Multi-Party Authentication System of Public Labs created in the first evaluation of Google Summer Of Code 2018

Sign Up

  1. Sign Up via the sign-up form: One can fill in the sign-up form available at and create his/her account.
  2. Sign Up via provider:

* Sign up via provider for New User: If he wants to sign up via provider then he/she logs in via his/her provider's account. Then a new account is generated for the user along with the provider's information as user-tag available on page. An email is sent so that he/she can set his/her password.

The following video explains well

* Sign up of existing user: For an existing user, if he/she clicks on Sign Up via providers on the then the provider's information is linked to his/her existing account and he/she is logged in. The existing user is checked via the email address in Public Lab database.

The following video explains this:

Log In

A user can either log in via username and password or via clicking on desired provider's icon on the header or on

The following video explains login via provider

Linking of providers to the user account

A user can link multiple providers to his account by going to the and connecting the desired provider. The following video explains this logic

Delinking of a provider

A user may want to delete a provider so he/she can go to and can delete the oauth:providers_name:uid usertag.

The following video explains this

Linking of account to the same provider again

If a user tries to add another account of the same provider then he is notified with a flash message. This logic is well explained in the following video

Log Out

User can log out via public labs by clicking on the log out button available on the header of

Pull Requests and Issues









• Stevie Lewis

• Jeffrey Warren

* Ujjawal Sharma

* Mayank Kashyap

* Emmanuel Hayford


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