My Bible Log supports several methods of authentication to make it easy to get started.
Users who have a Google or Facebook account may use them to log in. The log in page has a "Log in with Google" option and a "Log in with Facebook" option. Clicking either button will redirect to that site for you to log in.
If using Facebook, be sure the "email" permission is enabled. This is what allows you to log into your account with Facebook, as Facebook has already verified your email.
Users never enter their Google or Facebook username or password in My Bible Log. Once a user has logged into Google or Facebook, that site will redirect to My Bible Log and pass along verification that you have logged into that website.
Local Account Creation
User accounts are tied to email addresses. Logging in with Google or Facebook is one way to verify an email address.
Users who wish to log in to My Bible Log directly can register on the site. To do so, provide an email address and password. A verification link will be sent to the provided email address, and the email address must be verified with this link before a user can log in.
By verifying email addresses, My Bible Log prevents spam accounts from abusing server resources and ensures the site remains speedy and performant for all users.
Changing Login Methods
Users can also switch between methods of authentication. Since an email address is what identifies an account, you can log into the same account with Google, Facebook, or your local password.
Users who previously used social login and do not have a password are able to create one:
- Go to the login page
- Click "Sign In" (no need to fill in the username or password)
- A link will appear offering to reset your password via email. Click it.
- Open the email and click the link.
- You are now able to create a password on My Bible Log.
- Once your password is created, you will be automatically logged in.
Change Account Email Address
Users can change their email address by exporting their log entries and importing them into a different account.
Log entries can be exported and imported on the Settings page.
Currently, users are unable to export notes, so notes cannot be automatically transferred between accounts.