Using another platform to authenticate users of a service is commonplace these days, with many popular and niche services offering authentication via Twitter, Facebook, Google, Office 365 and a range of services additional ones based on what their community uses most commonly. Since the service went live several years ago, users of the Skeb artwork ordering platform have had only one way to create and log into an account: link their Twitter account to this one. Even last month, the Skeb development team indicated that they had no plans for this to change:
But with recent concerns about changes to Twitter being true or not, the dev team should understandably think about what would happen if users were suddenly unable to use their Twitter account to log into Skeb. and unable to accede to previous requests. or do the essentials that the service facilitates – send requests.
Although a Twitter account is still required to create an account, users can now log in to Skeb using an email address. This tool can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom left of any page and clicking “Sign in with Email”. Entering your email address will send you a login link, which will serve as another means of login. There are no limitations on what you can do when logging in through this method.
While this is primarily a “worst case” option for the platform, it’s nice to see another form of logging into your Skeb account, especially for artists who may find their account limited. Unfortunately, there are still no plans to offer other registration methods at this time.