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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.

Prerequisites

Before you start, verify the following requirement:

  • You have Create Auth Module and Update Auth Module permissions in Hub.

Instructions

To enable the module, follow these steps.

  1. In the Access Management section of the Administration menu, select Auth Modules.
  2. 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.
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    • 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.
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Settings

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.

FieldDescription
TypeDisplays the name of the application or service that is enabled for third-party authentication in Hub.
NameStores the name of the authentication module. Use this setting to distinguish this module from other authentication modules in the Auth Modules list.
Button imageDisplays 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 URLStores the URL used to authenticate a login request in Hub.

Schema

Use the following settings to map user data stored in AOL to user accounts in Hub.

FieldDescription
EmailStores the location that contains the email address.
Email verification stateDetermines which state should be set for an email address in Hub, when the authentication service does not return the verification status for emails.
First NameStores the location that contains the first name of the user.
Last NameStores the location that contains the last name of the user.
Full NameStores the location that contains the full name of the user.
AvatarStores the location that contains the avatar of the user.

Additional Settings

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.

OptionDescription
User creationEnables 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 groupsAdds 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 timeoutSets the period of time to wait to establish a connection to the authorization service. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).
Read timeoutSets 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).
AuditLinks to the Audit Events page in Hub. There, you can view a list of changes that were applied to this authentication module.
Last modified: 4 October 2017