Summary: Next-gen authentication plugin, with Unikname Connect
This plugin enhances the login/signup experience for email, Facebook, Github… authentications and provides an additional authentication mode with Unikname Connect: a very simple and privacy-by-design strong authentication.
Unikname Connect coexists very well with other authentication solutions such as email and password.
- Great UX for a better sign-up conversion rate
- Benefits of Unikname privacy-by-design next-gen authentication
- strong authentication, much simpler than traditional 2FA
- instant secure login
- untraceable authentication
- rewarding capabilities for users*
- tamper-proof User ID (no central database, no password)
*NOTA: Unikname rewards users who want to make the Internet a safer place thanks to the uns.network blockchain and its UNS token. More information on our help center.
Better than a demo, you can try it on our own discourse forum
Then, when you are on the screen below, choose “Get it right now” to install the app and get your own @unikname ID one time for all.
You will be able to use it to sign-up and login to any forum or any websites using Unikname Connect.
- A new frictionless and streamlined sign-up process, with a redesigned UI, even if you are not using Unikname Connect
Revisited sign-up by email
Revisited sign-up by Github with an authenticated email - also available for Twitter, Facebook …
Revisited sign-up with Unikname Connect, or with any Social Auth without user’s email
- A clear starting screen allowing users to choose the authentication mode they wish
- Multiple authentication modes, including Unikname Connect*:
- Email + password
- Social authentications (e.g. Login with Facebook, Login with Google…)
- Unikname Connect
- User’s emails are optional for users coming from Social Auth without emails** and Unikname Connect
- UI colours based on your Discourse themes
*NOTA: All authentication modes can be enabled all together or selectively. Unikname remains an option and the plugin can be used only for its great UX value!
**NOTA: Some users are identified by their phone number in some Social Networks so they can’t sign-up. Problem solved!
Your forum must be using HTTPS, and have
Unikname Connect authentication solution is free for forums.
Nevertheless, you need to create an organization account to get your credentials to enable secure connections to authentication services.
Then, install and setup the plugin following the instructions How to integrate Unikname Connect with Discourse?
Basic Configuration Options
unikname_connect_enabled: Enable Unikname Connect authentication
unikname_connect_business_account_id: Your organization’s Account ID for Unikname Connect authentication
unikname_connect_api_secret_key: API Secret Key for Unikname Connect authentication
Advanced Configuration Options
unikname_connect_allow_association_change: Allow users to disconnect and reconnect their Discourse accounts from the Unikname Connect provider
unikname_connect_overrides_email: On every login, override the user’s email using the unikname value
unikname_connect_verbose_logging: Log detailed openid-connect authentication information to
/logs. Keep this disabled during normal use.
This plugin is fully based on the OAuth2.0 and OpenID Connect standard protocol. Unikname Connect is an additional protocol layer providing strong authentication and privacy-by-design on its core, relying on blockchain technology.
Unikname™ is secured by the uns.network blockchain acting as a DPKI (Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure) and a Decentralized Identity Provider, making the solution really unique.
Unikname is member of the W3C and the Decentralized Identity Foundation and contributes to design the web 3.0 Self-Sovereign ID (SSID) and next-gen Authentication Standards based on blockchain.
Unikname has won a cybersecurity contest in April 2020 for its Unikname Connect solution (InnoCherche in France).
Support / Reporting an Issue
Before to report an issue here or in Github, you are welcome to open a discussion with our
support on the Unikname Forum (a Discourse one )
Quick links and full documentation
Code on github
Unikname Help Center
How to integrate Unikname Connect with Discourse?
How to sign-up to any Discourse Forum with your @unikname
How to login with your @unikname if your already have an account