I have developed websites where users would register with a username of their choice and an entry would be created in a database table that holds their username and some sort of salted password. They would then use this account to interact with the services that the site provides.
Now I am interested in providing the ability to sign up an account using facebook, twitter, and basically anything else that might be popular. However, I don't know how to integrate the login workflow into my system.
I have read the docs for
Facebook Login but am still not sure how I would integrate it with my user-account design.
This is how my own registration workflow works
- Choose username/password
- Create an entry in the "users" table
- Authenticate by checking the username and see if the password matches
With facebook login, they would ideally simply click a button that says "login with facebook" and they would authenticate with their facebook credentials. However, I don't know where I would go about creating a user to associate with their facebook identity.
So my question is...
What is a common way to use facebook (or other social media such as twitter or linkedin) to register an account into the system? I would like to manage all users uniformly, so no matter how they choose to register an account, they would all be handled in a single
users table where I could do queries and associations without having to worry about how the account was created or how they logged in.