AOL Authentication Module
This authentication module lets users log in to Hub with their AOL accounts.
Enable AOL Authentication
To allow users to sign in to Hub with their AOL accounts, enable an AOL authentication module.
Before you start, verify the following requirement:
- You have Create Auth Module and Update Auth Module permissions in Hub.
To enable the module, follow these steps.
- In the Access Management section of the Administration menu, select .
- From the Add Module drop-down list, select AOL (OpenID).
- The AOL authentication module is created, enabled, and configured automatically.
- The Auth Modules page displays the settings for the AOL authentication module. For additional information about the settings on this page, see AOL Authentication Module.
- The icon stored in the Button Image setting is added to the login dialog window. Users can click this icon to authenticate with their AOL accounts.
The settings are configured automatically when the module is added to Hub. You do not have to change these settings. To configure the options that define how Hub treats new user accounts with AOL credentials, see AOL Authentication Module.
|Type||Displays the name of the application or service that is enabled for third-party authentication in Hub.|
|Name||Stores the name of the authentication module. Use this setting to distinguish this module from other authentication modules in the Auth Modules list.|
|Button image||Displays the image used for the button that a user clicks to log in to Hub with a their account in the connected authorization service. You can upload a JPG, GIF or PNG file. The image is resized to 48 x 48 pixels automatically.|
|Server URL||Stores the URL used to authenticate a login request in Hub.|
Use the following settings to map user data stored in AOL to user accounts in Hub.
|Stores the location that contains the email address.|
|Email verification state||Determines which state should be set for an email address in Hub, when the authentication service does not return the verification status for emails.|
|First Name||Stores the location that contains the first name of the user.|
|Last Name||Stores the location that contains the last name of the user.|
|Full Name||Stores the location that contains the full name of the user.|
|Avatar||Stores the location that contains the avatar of the user.|
The following options are located at the bottom of the page. Use these settings to manage Hub account creation and group membership, and to reduce the loss of processing resources consumed by idle connections.
|User creation||Enables creation of Hub accounts for unregistered users who log in with an account that is stored in the connected authorization service. Hub uses the email address to determine whether the user has an existing account.|
|Auto-join groups||Adds users to a group when they log in with an account that is stored in the connected authorization service. You can select one or more groups. New users that auto-join a group inherit all of the permissions assigned to this group. |
We recommend that you add users to at least one group. Otherwise, a new user is only granted the permissions that are currently assigned to the All Users group.
|Connection timeout||Sets the period of time to wait to establish a connection to the authorization service. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).|
|Read timeout||Sets the period of time to wait to read and retrieve user profile data from the authorization service. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).|
|Audit||Links to the Audit Events page in Hub. There, you can view a list of changes that were applied to this authentication module.|