If you’re reading this, then you likely have an OSMC forum account. Next month, we’ll be making some changes to how this works and we wanted to give you a heads up.
Shortly, you’ll only need one set of login details to access any OSMC service. We’re also doing this so that:
- You’ll have more fine grained control over your data in the future
- You’ll be able to move throughout the OSMC website and OSMC services without needing to login to each service
- We will be able to provide stronger security measures, such as Two Factor Authentication in the near future
- We’ll be able to provide a stable, single sign on service for third party developers that want to integrate with OSMC
This is expected to come in to effect in February 2018. Most users won’t need to take any action apart from creating a new OSMC account when this is deployed. When you create a new account, and verify your email address, it will be automatically linked to your existing forum account, provided you use the same email address for the new account. Please make sure that your forum account email address is still valid and that you can receive emails from it. You can view the current email address tied to your account and update it here.
If you have made a purchase on the OSMC Store in the past, and have an account, you should make sure that the email address provided there matches the email address provided on your forum account to ensure that your account is consolidated correctly.
If you’re currently using Facebook, GitHub, or Twitter to sign in to the forum, you will not be able to continue to do so after these changes. However, you can create a My OSMC account and verify it using the email account associated with these accounts to merge your forum account with your new My OSMC account.
If you have any questions, do let me know and I will be happy to answer them.