AOL Social Login Configuration Guide

AOL (formerly America Online) is a US-based web services provider. Approximately 4.5 million people have AOL Mail accounts.

Before You Begin

To use AOL for social login you must:

  • Use the Janrain Dashboard to enable AOL as a social login provider. No additional configuration is required.

In This Configuration Guide

  • Configuring AOL as a Social Login Provider
  • Testing AOL Social Login
  • Removing AOL as a Social Login Provider

Configuring AOL as a Social Login Provider

To configure AOL as a social login provider, complete the following procedure:

  1. Log on to your Janrain Dashboard (https://dashboard.janrain.com).
  2. From the Dashboard home page, click the Manage Engage Dashboard icon.
  3. From the Engage Dashboard home page, in the Widgets and SDKs section, click Sign-Ins.
  4. From the Sign-in page, verify that Widget is selected and then expand Providers.
  5. From the list of Providers, click AOL. AOL appears in your social login widget.
  6. When you are finished, select Save and Publish and then click Publish. It might take as long as one hour before AOL appears as a social login option on your web site.

Testing AOL Social Login

To test AOL social login, complete the following procedure:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If you have just published your widget settings, click the Test your widget link that appears after the widget has been saved.
    • If you previously published your widget settings then, from the Engage Dashboard Sign-in page, click Launch a test widget.
       
  2. From the Test page, click the AOL icon:

  1. In the Sign In window, logon to AOL using a valid AOL account:

  1. If login succeeds, information returned from the AOL profile is displayed in the API response preview field:

The returned profile information will vary depending on:

  • The AOL account used in the test.
  • The profile information you requested for AOL.

You can verify your AOL profile fields by completing the following procedure:

  1. From the Engage Dashboard home page, click the Manage Providers icon:

  1. From the Configure Providers page, click AOL.
  2. Profile information returned from AOL is displayed onscreen. For example:

Fields not marked with an Off or an Ask label are automatically returned when a user logs on using an AOL account.

For fields that are marked with a label, click Off to request that the information be returned. The Off label will change to Ask, meaning that, at logon time, the user will be asked whether he or she gives permission for that data to be returned:

For example, if you ask for a user’s email address during logon, he or she will see the following message before they log on:

The user can either click Continue to forward all the requested information, or can click Cancel to terminate logon.

On the Configure Providers page, click Ask to turn off the information request.

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Removing AOL as a Social Login Provider

If you no longer want to use AOL for social login, you can remove AOL as a social login provider by completing the following procedure:

  1. Log on to your Janrain Dashboard (https://dashboard.janrain.com).
  2. From the Dashboard home page, click the Manage Engage Dashboard icon.
  3. From the Engage Dashboard home page, in the Widgets and SDKs section, click Sign-Ins.
  4. From the Sign-in page, verify that Widget is selected and then expand Providers.
  5. In the widget, click the X in the upper right corner of the AOL icon.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select Save and Publish, and then click Publish. AOL no longer appears in the sign-on widget.
Note. You must always have at least one social login provider in the widget. If you delete all the providers and then click Publish, you’ll see the error message Couldn’t save configuration: No providers.