Use the Yahoo! Sign In to join – it’s easy as pie

October 31, 2006 at 5:45 am 47 comments

If you haven’t noticed yet, we’ve added the ability to sign up and log into Menuism with your Yahoo! account. And we’re happy to say that since we implemented it on Oct 20th, we’ve had almost 70% of new users use the Yahoo Sign In approach. I hope that means people are finding it easy and useful.

Why?

  • We think we’ve got a pretty cool service, but if people don’t signup then how can they get the full experience? The Yahoo! authentication lets people signup without having to create another username/password to remember and also ensures that it’s a person with a valid Yahoo account that’s signing up.
  • Yahoo has more than 250 million users (from what I last saw) which means there’s quite a few people who are eligible to signup.

How do I use it to sign up?

  1. Click on the big Yahoo! Sign In icon that my wonderful cousin Julia designed for us. Clicking on it will take you to Yahoo to sign in.

    Yahoo Signin Image

  2. Sign into your Yahoo! account.
  3. Click “Yes” to the agreement. After this, it will take you back to Menuism to finish the signup process.
  4. Pick a screenname. Yahoo doesn’t send us your screenname, so you need to pick some kind of identification for the site.
  5. Enter a valid email. Just in case we need to send you important account information. If you’re email is invalid and the signup email you send you bounces, we’ll invalidate your account (so use your real email).
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use.
  7. Done! Now everytime you want to sign into Menuism, just click on the Yahoo button and sign into your yahoo account when prompted (you’ll have to accept that agreement everytime) and you’ll automatically get signed into Menuism!

If you’ve signed up with the Yahoo Sign In and you don’t want to use it everytime, you can still set a password by going to “Edit Settings” on your home page. Now you can use your screenname and password to sign into Menuism which is a tad bit faster.
Questions

  • Is this secure? Yes.
  • Does Yahoo send any of my account information to Menuism? No. Yahoo doesn’t send us anything about you. All Yahoo tells us is “A user with a Yahoo account has successfully signed in and here’s a unique number you can use to identify him/her”.
  • Do you send any information to Yahoo? No.

More Details For the Truly Curious

How did you do this? We used a cool new service that Yahoo made available called Yahoo BBAuth (Browser Based Authentication). We also leveraged a Ruby on Rails plugin that made the implementation rather smooth (Thanks Cameron!).

If you’ve got any more questions or have any problems, just send us some feedback or just leave a comment here.

-Justin

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47 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kent Brewster  |  October 31, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    There’s also a lovely BBAuth plug-in for WordPress, if you’re interested. It’s in the Yahoo! Apps Gallery, here: http://gallery.yahoo.com/apps/2188/locale/en.

  • 2. Tung  |  December 15, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    I found out about the yahoo bbauth plugin after seeing the button on menuism. I’ve integrated it to http://www.tongueroo.com Thanks for posting about it.

  • 3. menuism  |  December 17, 2006 at 12:03 am

    Cool, thanks for letting us know!

  • 4. Simon Willison  |  January 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    I’m using your sign-in button on http://idproxy.net/ – I hope that’s OK.

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  • 19. Dreamz  |  May 12, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Wont you logout from yahoo, when one logout from your service. At least a message stating that you have to logout from Yahoo! separately would be nice to have, after logout from your site.

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  • 20. menuannie  |  May 12, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Dreamz,

    Thanks for your feedback; we’ll take your comment into account as we work to be constantly improving.

    See you around the site!

    Anne

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  • 22. S Garland  |  June 24, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    How do we delete our account from this website? This is a restaurant which is no longer in business and we want it removed.

  • 23. Justin C  |  June 24, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Hi S Garland,

    Just send us an email indicating which restaurant is closed and we’ll take care of it. Head over to Menuism.com and click on the “Feedback” link on the bottom of the page.

    Justin

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  • 26. lyric  |  July 22, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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  • 27. MARKLE,PATTY  |  August 29, 2008 at 12:37 am

    i have been trying for weeks to sign into yahoo but the one password just wont let me it is so particuular what can i do ?

  • 28. MARKLE,PATTY  |  August 29, 2008 at 12:39 am

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  • 34. Platzreife  |  October 12, 2008 at 7:28 am

    I’m using your sign-in button I hope that’s OK.

  • 35. Boris  |  November 6, 2008 at 5:21 am

    Thanks for the info!

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