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New Feature: Multiple Social Login (Janrain)

Whats up SE Fans!

We just wanted to showcase another upcoming feature for the next version of SocialEngine – Janrain, a web application that offers site registrations and login with Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and other social networking services. The main purpose of this feature is to help you optimize your site for social media and increase your member registration rates by offering your visitors more options to register on your site.

You can learn more about Janrain here:

Below are a some screenshots of it in action:

Here are the list of services that the connect feature supports.


In addition to accelerating the registration and sign-in process, Janrain provides comprehensive social analytics.


Watch out for this new feature coming out in the next version!


  1. Martin
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink


  2. Julie
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:52 am | Permalink


    What profile informtion is kept when someone sign in with one of those accounts? Name and emails only? After that the user would have to edit profile, is that it? Thank you…

  3. Chris
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    there are already ready-made one-time purchase mod for this feature. Why would I want to pay good money every month to Janrain to do the same?

  4. Fatih
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    What about single sign on feature between multiple SE sites?

  5. Posted December 31, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Great! is it work for inviting friends?

  6. john
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    when say next version as in se5 or just update

  7. Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    When is the next release date?

  8. Fedor
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Cool! But, common, where is 150 millions users is not popular social web? …

  9. Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink


  10. Posted January 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Finally, just bought the whole SocialDNA package however which costed me $ 175 :(

    Will this be for version 4.1.9 or a whole new SE (5)?

  11. Felix Ebinum
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    These features are needed and will positively affect customer base.

  12. Jacob
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    will this feature come with the updated version of SE or will it need to be purchased as a plugin?

  13. Posted January 3, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    This sounds fantastic. Another thought that keeps occurring to me is making it more transparent for "likes" and "comments" to automatically be posted to member pre approved sites. This would also make SE extraordinary. Thanks for all your hard work on making this program great.

  14. Martin
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    It was sweet until I found out it's a paid service – not so sweet to incorporate something that one has to be pay for..

  15. Posted January 4, 2012 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    This would be gr8 inbuilt feature and we don't have to use third party plugins anymore :)

  16. Posted January 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    This sounds great..

    Can we get an estimate of when the next version will be released? Will this be a free version (i.e. 4.x.x) or a major upgrade (i.e. 5.0)?

    Also, will Janrain be free through SE or is there a separate cost/subscription? I was about to buy the Social DNA package so this info would be very useful to help me decide.


  17. Halal
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Can you also enable the latest black video player used by YouTube now days? It is more stylish than the previous one which Social Engine still uses.

  18. Randy
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    New version as in upgrade to 4.x or are you about to upgrade to 5.0? If this is to go on 5.0, I think you should be spending more time on making 4.x more stable, faster (optimizing SQL and PHP). Joomla / WordPress are much better about stabilizing releases and keeping a structure that allows older plug-ins to be upgraded – not entire new development projects. As an example – * Community Builder 1.7.1 runs on all Joomla versions, including 1.7, 1.6, 1.5 and 1.0 *

    If you keep creating new releases that require new development you will start losing more sites to JomSocial as an example, and Buddypress. While janrain is good add-on, most of what it does is available from current plug-ins like SocialDNA (includes inviter) or OpenCrypt.

  19. Inti
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Will the full feature set of Janrain as described on their website such as the game engine, widget/API tools, etc, be available to us in this feature or is it just the basics sign in tools?

  20. Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Excellent addition – thanks for all of your hard work!

    Jane :)

  21. Julie
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Will our questions on this post be answered? Thanks

  22. Matt
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Janrain includes both free and paid plans which are available here:

    Please submit support tickets or contact us if you have any questions!

  23. sebas
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi, How can I link an existing standard account to a new social account? Let’s say that an existing user decided initially to register normally and then changes his mind to use social login. How to do it? Please advise.

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