Tuesday, December 17, 2013

OAuth2 Login Simplifies GQueues Access for Google Apps Users

When GQueues launched in January 2009 it was one of only a few sites that allowed users to sign in with their Gmail credentials. 11 months later GQueues expanded support to Google Apps users by offering a second login mechanism that used the OpenID protocol (a technology that was only beginning to gain widespread adoption). Having two login buttons was less than ideal, but OpenID was critical to GQueues' growth as a product, allowing business users to take full advantage of GQueues' powerful integration with Google services.

Continuing GQueues' pursuit of powerful simplicity, this past weekend GQueues switched to a single login mechanism powered by the newer, more robust and secure OAuth2 protocol. Now everyone can sign in to GQueues with the same button whether they have a Gmail or Google Apps account.