Auth0: Do users need to signup? Or can they just log in?

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Tonight using Auth0 I started integrating social login with Google, Facebook, and Twitter into the latest development version of my personal finance app, Moolabeast, and found myself wondering: Do users need to signup? Or can they just log in?

While testing this new integration it appears there is no difference between signing up and logging in using a social media account. However, I really wanted to make sure that I get this right so I decided to dig a little deeper into the issue. Long story short: there is no difference between signing up and logging in. If a user clicks on “log in” instead of “sign up”, the end result is the same. Apparently Auth0 has just stuck with this old signup/login paradigm as it’s what internet users are used to. First I sign up, then I log in.

So I hope this clears up some confusion if you happen to be integrating social login with Auth0 into your app. Happy hacking my friend!

 

topherPedersen