Social Login (OAuth) is an open standard for authentication that allows users to log in to one website or application using their credentials from another website or application. It is a way for users to grant third-party applications access to their online accounts without sharing their passwords. OAuth is commonly used for things like logging in to a social media account from a third-party app. It is a secure and convenient way to authenticate users and share information between applications.
There are several reasons why you might want to add social login to your applications:
Improved user experience: Users can register and log in to your application using their existing social media accounts, which can be faster and more convenient than creating a new account from scratch. This makes it easier for users to access your application, improving their overall experience.
Better user engagement: You can access additional data and insights about your users, such as their interests, demographics, and social connections. This can help you tailor your content and marketing efforts to better engage with your users and provide a more personalized experience.
Increased security: Social login can improve the security of your application by leveraging the security measures and authentication protocols of the social media platforms that your users are logging in with. This can help protect against unauthorized access and account takeovers.
Set up a social provider with Supabase Auth#
Supabase supports a suite of social providers. Follow these guides to configure a social provider for your platform.