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What is the need to re-enter Screen name and email after logging in using Gmail?

I logged in with google using my gmail account. My name is present in my gmail account and email I need to use is also present which is my gmail address.

What is the need for me to re-type this information? I would have given Askbot permission to access my profile. Can it not access this information and fill in by itself? By doing so, I would have easily logged in with a single mouse click.

Same would have happen if I used Facebook login.

What needs to be done to get this result?

Nikhil's avatar
asked 2013-11-23 04:51:14 -0500, updated 2013-11-23 04:52:54 -0500
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It is possible to pull email from Google, but the downside is that in that case Google will be showing the extra screen every time user logs in, not just when he/she registers the first time.

Now users only enter their email and user name once and Google is not forcing user to express consent to log in by clicking a button on their page.

That is - it's a little harder to register, but easier to log in later.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2013-11-23 14:34:36 -0500
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Thanks for the response. However I don't understand why this is issue is not seen in other websites. For ex, In stackoverflow I logged in with Gmail account, logged out and logged in again with gmail without any fuss. Just like Askbot. I am not quite sure I understand why we will see the extra screen only in this case

Nikhil's avatar Nikhil (2013-11-23 14:41:40 -0500) edit

What do you see when you first register at StackOverflow? Do they ask you to re-enter your email address? I remember they would create a dummy user name if you're lazy to create your own, but don't know how they do it now.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-11-23 15:08:45 -0500) edit

That's right. They just ask us to confirm whether the email address is valid and once we accept, they give the name as user_ud. It's up to us to edit our real name.

Nikhil's avatar Nikhil (2013-11-23 15:13:32 -0500) edit
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