Make matching accounts easier by displaying more of the matching account's details



Mozilla Developer Network
3 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: groovecoder, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [specification][type:change])



3 years ago
What feature should be changed? Please provide the URL of the feature if possible.
The Sign Up page, when a user signs in with identifiers - username & email address - that match an existing MDN account.

What problems would this solve?
The Sign Up page has some dis-jointed messaging about usernames and emails already in use. [1]

Who would use this?
Existing MDN users who are connecting a new 3rd-party auth service.

What would users see?
A large, personalized prompt that we found an MDN account that already matches their username AND email address. [2]

What would users do? What would happen as a result?
Click "Yes, connect with my MDN profile." or "No, create a new MDN profile."

Is there anything else we should know?
Duplicate of this bug: 1055207
Component: General → Login
Blocks: 1046775
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 2

3 years ago
Interesting thing is, I just tried to authenticate / create an account using my the GitHub signup, and I got an error message saying "there is already a GitHub account with username MYUSERNAME", prompting me to enter a different username. I entered a different username and now have an MDN account with a different username than my GitHub account, even though I sign in through GitHub. And I didn't have an MDN account before this. 

I find it highly improbable that someone else might have signed up with my same username because it is quite unique...


3 years ago
No longer blocks: 1046775
Summary: Sign Up: "Matching Account Found" → Make matching accounts easier by displaying more of the matching account's details
Hm, is this fixed with the current implementation?
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
No, see the attachment that is Luke's #2 footnote.

Comment 5

3 years ago
What :shobson said. :)
Flags: needinfo?(lcrouch)
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