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andreas.benzing

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Hey everyone,

 

I was directed here by the friendly staff from customer service with my following request:

Since I'm tired of changing a whole bunch of passwords every now and then, I would like to continue my consolidation of accounts to a single sign on solution based on OpenID. Currently, my favorite is Google, but I'm also happy with using Facebook or Amazon as a provider. Ideally all of them would support each other as authentication providers...

 

So long story short, I would like to be able to sign in to Evernote using my Google account just like http://stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=%2f

 

Does anyone else think that would be a nice feature?

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Evernote have been thinking long and hard about security - and they do tend to think outside of the box everyone else sees as 'normal' - so its possible that they already have fixed plans that would exclude this option.  Having said that I would personally be happy to see the standard "login with x" option.  I use Google (occasionally G+) too and it works fine for me.

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That would be a big fat NO for me! I don't trust Google. Use them out of neccessity, but I don't trust them. I hope Evernote never partners with them in this repect.

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That would be a big fat NO for me! I don't trust Google. Use them out of neccessity, but I don't trust them. I hope Evernote never partners with them in this repect.

I suspect (and hope!), as with most companies that do offer this sort of thing, the option to sign in with Evernote-specific credentials will me maintained. Given that Evernote already offers two-factor authentication, I don't think they'll be nixing their own sign-in system any time soon. Which is not to say they might not add a google sign-on for those who dig that sort of thing.  

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I hate when companies do this. I don't use Facebook, and won't use sites that require me to use a Facebook login.

 

I'd prefer to keep a separate login for Evernote.

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I hate when companies do this. I don't use Facebook, and won't use sites that require me to use a Facebook login.

 

I'd prefer to keep a separate login for Evernote.

Agreed! I have a password manager for this very reason!

That being said, I would not be opposed to Evernote offering it as an option. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. 

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Of course the current way of signing in with Evernote credentials has to be maintained. That being said, the example I posted also allows "log in with StackExchange" since they also provide OpenID authentication.

 

I don't want Evernote to force users, just provide the option.

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