Twitter Login with InstantForum.NET 2010-2



We've been hard at work on our latest InstantForum.NET 2010-2 update. Whilst the primary focus of this release has been to resolve issues reported since the last update we have taken time to add Twitter login support a highly requested feature.  We'll be adding the option to logon via Facebook in future updates.

 Our goal is to make it easier for your users to get started within your community. If they already have an existing Twitter account users can now use this to login to InstantForum.NET. With 2010-2 you'll find a new Twitter button on the login page...



Simply click the Twitter button to login at Twitter.com...




Once logged in via Twitter you'll be taken back to the forum. If this is the first time you've used twitter to login you'll be prompted to create a forum account as shown below...



By default we'll use your Twitter username also as your forum username. If this username is already taken within the forum by another member you'll be prompted to provide a new username...



If the username is not already taken you'll automatically skip this step and will be returned to the forum homepage authenticated...



On future visits you can now simply click the "Twitter" button on the login page, enter your username & password on Twitter.com and you'll be redirected back to your forum logged in. We use standard Twitter OAuth token based authentication to achieve the shared login.

Stay tuned for further information on InstantForum.NET 2010-2 this week. We've also resolved over a dozen minor issues reported since the last release. We'll be publishing a complete list of fixes & improvements included in the 2010-2 release very soon. .

 As always please don't hesitate to leave any comments below or join our community and leave your comments or email me directly on ryan@instantasp.co.uk. I'll do my very best to respond ASAP.

 I look forward to keeping you all udpated :)