New Options Accessible within the Google Identification Providers (GIS) Library



Posted by Gina Biernacki, Product Supervisor

At Google, we’re dedicated to creating authentication safer and simpler for our builders, so customers can simply entry the apps and web sites they love. Google Identification Providers (GIS) continues to advance and additional develop our authentication options that supply immense worth to our accomplice ecosystem, together with extremely requested options together with a brand new verified telephone quantity instantly embedded in our authentication flows.

For builders, our focus has at all times been to supply a frictionless expertise that makes it simpler for customers to onboard and return to accomplice platforms, whereas additionally serving to builders create a trusted relationship with their customers.

What’s New

In the present day we’re saying a number of new options that at the moment are accessible throughout our libraries:

Android

  • Verified Telephone Quantity on Android
  • Telephone Trace on Android

Net

  • One Faucet on Clever Monitoring Prevention (ITP) Browsers

iOS and macOS

Android

Verified Telephone Quantity

As an id supplier, we’re making it seamless for builders to complement extra person information leveraging the person’s Google Account, whereas making certain clear person consent is woven into the expertise. We perceive that telephone numbers are a important piece of account administration, each for our customers in mobile-first markets and for our builders that require elevated id verification or two-step verification.

On Android units, builders can now request customers to share a verified telephone quantity related to their Google Account as a part of the sign-up movement. Builders have shared with us that safeguarding their customers by SMS verification represents a major price to their enterprise. Now builders can merely request a telephone quantity from the person, which has already been verified by Google, reducing their total SMS prices throughout the onboarding course of.

Verified Telephone Quantity is now accessible on GIS for Android and we plan to increase to different surfaces sooner or later.

Telephone Quantity Trace

One other method a developer can request a person’s telephone quantity is thru the brand new Telephone Quantity Trace API on Android units. Telephone Quantity Trace permits builders to name an API the place customers can share a telephone quantity from the SIM playing cards of their machine, unbiased of a enroll or check in movement. This API is most well-liked over the native Android API name because it doesn’t require any extra permissions, decreasing effort and time for our builders. Telephone Quantity Trace API doesn’t require a person to be signed in to their Google account and doesn’t save any info to the Google account.

Net

One Faucet on ITP Browsers

ITP (Clever Monitoring Prevention) browsers limit using third get together cookies, stopping the monitoring of customers throughout the net. GIS One Faucet is now accessible on ITP browsers, together with Safari, Firefox and Chrome on iOS. This creates a One Faucet expertise that’s constant throughout a number of platforms, for each customers and builders. Our builders choose One Faucet for a lot of causes:

  • rising person conversion
  • Business main safety
  • decreased dangers related to password administration
  • permitting check in and enroll with out redirecting customers to a devoted check in / up web page
  • mitigate duplicate accounts with personalised prompts and automated sign-in on return visits
The One Faucet UX on ITP browsers will begin with a heat welcome web page as proven beneath.

As soon as the person chooses to proceed, a popup window will likely be opened. The UX within the popup window is just like the usual One Faucet person expertise.

We are going to roll out this new characteristic by default on October 12, 2022 to all builders who’ve enabled One Faucet. Confer with our documentation to start supporting One Faucet on ITP browsers instantly or to opt-out of default assist.

iOS and macOS

macOS Platform Growth

Over the previous few years, the Apple ecosystem has expanded to incorporate plenty of distinct platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS). As a step towards supporting the broader Apple ecosystem, we’ve launched macOS assist as a part of Google Signal-In for iOS and macOS. This offers assist for the core GIS experiences (authentication, authorization, and token storage) for native macOS apps.

Deprecations

Upcoming Deprecations

Along with new options accessible within the GIS library, we additionally wish to remind our builders about upcoming deprecations.

  • Good Lock for Passwords on Android Deprecation
  • Google Signal-In for Web sites Deprecation 

Good Lock for Passwords Deprecation

We’re saying the deprecation of the Good Lock for Passwords Android SDK, which handles password saving and retrieval, ID token requests, and sign-in trace retrieval. Now you can discover all Good Lock for Passwords performance accessible within the GIS library. We advocate all builders now use the GIS library for brand spanking new performance. For present integrations, Good Lock for Passwords site visitors will likely be redirected to the GIS library by default, with none adjustments wanted by builders.

Google Signal-In for Web sites Deprecation

We wish to remind our builders that on March 31, 2023 we are going to absolutely retire the Google Signal-In JavaScript Platform Library for internet functions. Please examine if this impacts your internet utility, and if essential, to plan for a migration.

We’re excited to see these new options proceed to carry measurable worth to each our builders and customers, and look ahead to persevering with supporting our builders with their identity-related wants. Please go to our developer website to get began.

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