Apple Announces 'Sign in With Apple' for Signing into Apps Using Your Apple ID

Apple today announced Sign In With Apple at WWDC, allowing users to log in to apps and services using your Apple ID in a highly secure manner.


Apple is releasing a new API to allow developers to add the new sign-in function to their apps for a more convenient way of logging in using Face ID without revealing additional personal information

When logging in users can choose to reveal or hide their email address, or get Sign In With Apple to generate a unique random, anonymous email address that can be managed for specific apps, giving users more control of their data.

The new sign-in feature is coming with Apple's new operating systems this fall and will be available across macOS, iOS, and through websites.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS


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12 weeks ago
I can't see companies adopting this as the reason a lot of sites want users to sign in with facebook is to harvest data.
I hope i'm wrong.
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12 weeks ago
I love the shade they were throwing at Facebook and Google. This focus on privacy is what keeps me coming back to Apple products, even if they’re expensive.
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12 weeks ago

I can't see companies adopting this as the reason a lot of sites want users to sign in with facebook is to harvest data.
I hope i'm wrong.

I think you have that backwards. Facebook/Google wants to harvest data. The companies adopting Facebook/Google sign-in API is because they want users, and using that API reduces the friction of getting users substantially.
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12 weeks ago

I love the shade they were throwing at Facebook and Google. This focus on privacy is what keeps me coming back to Apple products, even if they’re expensive.

You really do get what you pay for
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12 weeks ago
This is really cool :)
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12 weeks ago

I can't see companies adopting this as the reason a lot of sites want users to sign in with facebook is to harvest data.
I hope i'm wrong.


Yeah, good luck to Apple on that. Once sites realised what people were doing with gmail, all of a sudden the plus sign wasn’t accepted in email addresses.

It’s a cool theory and nice of Apple to ship it but they are reliant on third parties with no incentive to cooperate.
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12 weeks ago
Take that Mark Zuckerberg
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12 weeks ago

Does Apple also offer web-based authentication outside of the app, so you could e.g. log in to an associated web page in any browser?


Yes, web logins were mentioned in the keynote.
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