This morning we rolled out SSO, which is technical talk for “one login to multiple accounts”. It means for us that users will now use their MorphMarket [marketplace] account to login to the MRC community site.
You will notice this once you log out of your market account and MRC in that order, and try to log back in. First and foremost, let me know if you have any problems with this. If so you’ll need to contact us via feedback on the market site, since you won’t be able to get back to here. I don’t expect any problems.
While this does involve a slightly heavier signup process, there are a lot of advantages to having these systems unified.
One thing I haven’t decided yet is if we should make the two systems share the same username. We can go either way on this, but it will be true for everyone. As I see it, the Pro is that it will be easier to track someone’s identity across the two sites – and confusing if they are not the same.
The only Con that I can think of is if someone doesn’t like their market username, but as of a few months ago, it’s now possible for users to change their username (a little). So it doesn’t seem like that’s a real issue.
What are your thoughts on syncing the usernames?