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Janrain Engage Now Supports PayPal for Social Login

By Michael Olson | Posted on October 27, 2010

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Live from the podium at the PayPal X Developer Conference, Innovate 2010, we just announced the addition of PayPal as a supported provider for social login through Janrain Engage. Organizations using Janrain for social login now will be able to offer users the option to login to websites or native mobile applications with their existing PayPal credentials. There are over 80 million active PayPal users.

The Janrain Engage native iPhone SDK and web-based widget are both configured to support social login with PayPal.

iPhone UI PayPalPayPal signin widgetAdding PayPal to the web-based Janrain Engage widget or native iPhone SDK takes just a few minutes using the standard Janrain configuration tool to drag and drop the PayPal login button. Instructions provided on the pop-up window provide guidance on completing the setup process. Below is a screenshot of the Janrain Engage configuration tool with its easy drag and drop interface to configure providers.

PayPal Widget Configuration

"Adding the ability to login with PayPal credentials to the Janrain Engage interface will provide a huge benefit to the millions of PayPal users, and commerce sites who use PayPal for transactions," said Ashish Jain, Product Manager, PayPal. "Configuring PayPal for login is a simple process with Janrain Engage, and we expect this will help businesses expand their online user engagement."

Several Janrain customers, including Interscope Records (a division of Universal Music Group), Mahalo and Tal.ki, have already configured their Janrain Engage sign in screens to include PayPal.

Interscope PayPal

Interscope Records has added PayPal as a login provider across 125 artist websites.

Mahalo PayPal

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Popular website Mahalo, a human powered search engine, is accepting PayPal logins through Janrain Engage.

talki paypal

Tal.ki, a service for easily embedding forums into a website, is accepting PayPal logins through Janrain Engage.

You can read more about the availability of PayPal for social login with Janrain Engage on ReadWriteWeb.

To add PayPal to your Janrain Engage application, visit your dashboard. If you want to get started with Janrain Social Login, please contact sales.

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Michael Olson

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Michael Olson joined Janrain more than five and a half years ago and has experienced the explosive growth of the digital marketing technology landscape. Previously, he managed demand generation programs at Janrain. Currently, as the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Michael drives go-to-market strategy for product launches as well as positioning and messaging to communicate the value of customer profile management solutions to companies. Michael's writing has been featured in publications such as GigaOM, Adotas and iMedia Connection.

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