Social login feature is now live: Streamline the onboarding journey of your app users

Mar 18, 2021

AppMySite has released the social login feature to enable users to login to your app with their Google and Apple accounts.

You can now fast-track user-onboarding on your mobile app with the new social login feature. The new feature is available for all apps with code version 1.7.0 and above. 

To enable social login for your app users, login to your AppMySite account and go to Download app. 

Enable social login for Android users

Follow the steps below to enable social login on your Android app:

  • Select Build app under Android (select Rebuild app in case you already have a live app on Google Play). 
  • You will be able to set up a build configuration of your Android app on this popup screen. Turn on social login toggle to enable social login. 
  • Now, you will need to upload the Google Firebase Configuration file to proceed. The following steps briefly explain how you can avail the Google Configuration file for your app:
    • Copy the Bundle Identifier from the popup screen 
    • Create a Firebase account and make a project for your mobile app. 
    • After your project is created, you will be directed to your Firebase dashboard. 
    • Go to Project Settings. Under Your Apps section, select the Add app button. 
    • Choose the Android icon. You will be directed to a new page where you need to enter your Android package name  (bundle identifier) and app name. Click on the Register app button when you are done. 
    • You will now see a button to download the google-services.json file. Download the file and upload it to the Firebase Configuration field. 
  • Copy the SHA key from the popup screen. Come back to your Firebase account and go to Project Settings. 
  • Under General, go to the Your Apps section. Select your Android app and click on Add Fingerprint below the SHA certificate fingerprints field. 
  • Paste your SHA key and hit Save. 
  • Click on Build app in your AppMySite account and proceed to submit it to Google Play. 

Enable social login for iOS users

Follow the steps below to enable social login for your iOS users:

  • Before generating your iOS app build, you will first need to generate some essential certificates from your Apple developer account. 
  • When you are creating an App Identifier for your iOS app, check the Sign in with Apple & push notification box under the Register an App ID screen. This step is important as Apple only allows social login when the Sign in with Apple option is activated. 
  • On your AppMySite account, go to Download app and select Build app under iOS. (choose Rebuild app in case you already have a live app on the Apple App Store).
  • On the popup screen, upload the certificates you generated earlier. 
  • Turn on the toggle to enable the social login. You will see an empty Google Firebase Configuration field. The following steps explain how you can create a configuration file for your iOS app:
    • Copy the Bundle Identifier from the popup screen
    • Go to Project Settings in your Firebase account and select Add app again. 
    • Choose iOS as your app operating system. You will be redirected to a new page where you have to enter your Bundle Identifier and app name. 
    • An option to download the GoogleService-Info.plist will pop up. Download the file and upload it to the Google Firebase Configuration field. 
  • Build your iOS app and proceed to upload it to the Apple App Store. 

Support for the social login feature is available for all apps with code version 1.7.0 and above. Check out our release notes to know more about the same. 

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