Manage the authentication experience

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Kinde aims to give you as much control of your user’s sign up and sign in experience as possible, without compromising security. Here are some options for customization in your applications.

You’ll find these in Kinde: Settings > Applications > View details on your application.

Use your own sign up and sign in screens

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Kinde offers custom authentication, allowing you to use your own sign up and sign in screens, bypassing the landing screens provided by Kinde. You can enable this for social sign in, email, phone, enterprise connections, or any combination of these sign up methods you support.

See Custom sign-up and sign-in pages for more details.

Don’t collect names when users sign up

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If you don’t want to collect user’s names when they sign up, you can easily switch this off. This can make the sign up experience a bit faster, because when a user goes to sign up, all they need is their email, phone number, or their social sign in.

To switch off the name requirement for sign up

  1. Go to Settings > Applications > View details on your application.
  2. Scroll to the Authentication experience section.
  3. Switch off Ask for user first name and last name.
  4. Select Save.

Pre-populate user identity for sign in

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Create a smoother sign up and sign in experience for users by passing login_hint with the auth URL. This pre-populates the user’s sign in identity, saving them from manually entering their email or phone number. You might want to do this, for example, if you invite users to sign up via email and you want to reduce friction and make signing in faster.

See Pre-populate user identity on sign in for details.


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