Lithys 2013: Google - Best Community Technical Implementation

Lithys 2013: Google - Best Community Technical Implementation

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Entry submitted by: Agata Kryzsztofik (Agata) Community Program Manager

Community: AdWords Community (

Lithy category: Best Community Technical Implementation



Google AdWords has been working closely with Lithium Engineering on seamless migration of our users from OpenId to OAuth2. We wanted to make sure that users who are coming to our Community are offered with a Single sign-on experience that they are used to when using other Google products.





























The OAuth2 implementation allows our users to use the same login and avatar for the Community as the one they are already using for other Google products and switch between various Google accounts. It also removed the need for Lithium to create, maintain and secure a login email and password store. All together it makes the sign-in process fast and secure for our users.

Lithium Alumni (Retired)
Status changed to: 2013 Lithy Submission

Seamless integration with Google Accounts is a real game-changer!