I am wondering if there are some caveats with the custom extensions or plugins with the Discourse hosting as opposed to self-hosting? Looking to use a single sign on that is tied back to my games login credentials.
Official Discourse hosting only allows custom plugins on the Enterprise plan, and we have to assess the plugin code and determine whether or not a maintenance fee is required. Plugins can edit backend code, so we have to err on the side of caution when running anything custom on shared infrastructure.
Discourse Connect is included in all versions of Discourse by default, and if Lexicon uses our API that’s fine on our hosting as long as it’s not causing you to go over pageview limits or running into any API rate limits.
Yes, it’s possible. We have lots of customers that pass data from an external account via SSO into a custom field in Discourse. There’s some more detail in that topic: