Authentication and changing domain


(Marcus Ottosson) #1

I recently changed the domain name for my Discourse app and lost the ability to log in via GitHub.

Sorry, there was an error authorizing your account. Perhaps you did not approve authorization?

I tried revoking the app from the GitHub applications page, but nothing changed.

Is there any way to resolve this and regain the ability to login to existing accounts via GitHub?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Usually you just need to change the domain on the GitHub side. We do mention this in the howto on changing your domain name – all social logins need to be changed to reflect the new domain.

We always associate logins based on email, so as long as the user logs in with the same email (either manually via click-the-emailed-guid-link, or automatically via a provider that sends a validated email) they will enter the Discourse account that matches that validated email.


(Marcus Ottosson) #3

Thanks (again) for the quick reply!

Usually you just need to change the domain on the GitHub side.

Ah, bummer. What if the application has already been removed? Looks like I can at least hit the “Forgot password” and make a new password, assuming that’s because of this:

We always associate logins based on email

But I can’t hit the login with GitHub anymore as it’s still giving me the error.

We do mention this in the howto on changing your domain name

Found it. Linking to it for reference.


(system) #4

(Sam Saffron) #5