Beta for the “Login with XING” plugin
Anyone wanting to make it easy for visitors to access their website will be happy to hear that XING now also offers a “Login with XING” plugin. This plugin allows people operating online services, websites, or blogs to give their visitors a quick and easy way to register and log in with their XING login details, e.g. to comment on a blog post or sign up for a course.
We’ve been working on it for a while, and with the new team we’ve been making nice progress. If you’d like to get going with the plugin right away, join our beta program and embed this plugin on your website.
What’s cool about the “Login with XING” plugin?
There are many good reasons why you should be using this XING plugin. Here are the most important ones:
- Convenient login for users
The plugin provides a convenient login for professionals who visit your webpages. XING members can easily register or log in on your website with their XING credentials without having to remember yet another set of login details. As a consequence, they will be more active and will benefit more from what you have to offer.
- Trusted identities and user insights
XING members use their real name and list genuine information in their profiles. By logging in with their XING login details on your website, users give access to the information from their XING profile which is usually on a business card: their name, photo, the URL of their XING profile, their current job title, industry, company name, business address, validated email address. This can help website owners to support them better (e.g. by pre-filling sign-up forms) and to tailor content and offers to the users’ needs.
- Easy implementation
Website owners can benefit from all the above advantages with little effort. Implementing the plugin on a webpage is easy. Copy and paste a short code snippet and the login functionality is on your webpage. You just need to employ the user data in your system.
- Built-in data privacy
As data privacy is important to us, the plugin itself takes care of this topic. Developers don’t need to do anything specific to ensure data privacy when they implement the plugin. Until a visitor clicks the plugin, there is no interaction with the XING platform, which prevents tracking-based profiling issues. The “Login with XING” plugin is the only login-plugin with built-in data privacy.
In agreement with website owners, we will feature interesting webpages which are using the plugin and we will post about them here. You’re bound to be inspired, so watch this space!
We’re looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible using the plugin. Check it out at https://dev.xing.com/plugins/login_with