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This page is about the Multi-Party Authentication System of Public Labs.

Sign Up

1) Sign Up via the sign-up form: One can fill in the sign-up form available at publiclab.org/signup 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 www.publiclab.org/profile/user_name page. An email is sent so that he/she can set his/her password. The following video explains well https://youtu.be/5WW1aoLSgf4

  • Sign up of existing user: For an existing user, if he/she clicks on Sign Up via providers on the www.publiclab.org 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 www.publiclab.org/login.

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 www.publiclab.org/edit 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 www.publiclab.org/profile/user_name 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 www.publiclab.org