Look ma, no password! threadsy adds Gmail OAuth support
Two weeks ago, Gmail announced support for a secure authentication method called OAuth (see the announcement here). The key benefit of OAuth is that it lets you access your Gmail on sites like threadsy without ever sharing your password. Today we’ve added full support for this new protocol; we’re one of the first to do so!
Now with threadsy you can add your existing Gmail or Google Apps email accounts without ever providing your passwords to threadsy. Existing threadsy users can upgrade to the new standard, and once you do we’ll no longer store your email password. Please see below for a guide to upgrading any Gmail or Google Apps accounts you’ve previously added to threadsy.
Keeping your information private & secure is something threadsy takes very seriously, and supporting Gmail OAuth is just the latest of many steps we’ve taken. We also use Facebook Connect (Facebook’s recommended authentication method) and Twitter OAuth (Twitter’s secure authentication method).
Walkthrough: upgrading Gmail & Google Apps accounts in threadsy
If you’ve already added any Gmail & Google Apps accounts to threadsy, when you login you’ll see this popup:
Click the green upgrade button and you’ll see one of 2 screens:
Screen 1: If you see this screen, select an account from the list or select ‘Choose another account’:
Screen 2: Gmail login screen on google.com, enter your email address and password. Your password is not shared outside of Google.
Then on the next screen, click ‘Grant access’ to upgrade:
If you have any difficulties in the upgrade process, please let us know at email@example.com and we’ll work through it with you.
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