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New Options Out there within the Google Identification Companies (GIS) Library

Posted by Gina Biernacki, Product Supervisor

At Google, we’re dedicated to creating authentication safer and simpler for our builders, so customers can simply entry the apps and web sites they love. Google Identification Companies (GIS) continues to advance and additional develop our authentication options that supply immense worth to our associate ecosystem, together with extremely requested options together with a brand new verified telephone quantity immediately embedded in our authentication flows.

For builders, our focus has all the time been to supply a frictionless expertise that makes it simpler for customers to onboard and return to associate platforms, whereas additionally serving to builders create a trusted relationship with their customers.

What’s New

Immediately we’re saying just a few new options that are actually out there throughout our libraries:


  • Verified Cellphone Quantity on Android
  • Cellphone Trace on Android


  • One Faucet on Clever Monitoring Prevention (ITP) Browsers

iOS and macOS


Verified Cellphone Quantity

As an identification supplier, we’re making it seamless for builders to complement further person information leveraging the person’s Google Account, whereas guaranteeing clear person consent is woven into the expertise. We perceive that telephone numbers are a important piece of account administration, each for our customers in mobile-first markets and for our builders that require elevated identification verification or two-step verification.

On Android units, builders can now request customers to share a verified telephone quantity related to their Google Account as a part of the sign-up stream. Builders have shared with us that safeguarding their customers by means of SMS verification represents a big price to their enterprise. Now builders can merely request a telephone quantity from the person, which has already been verified by Google, reducing their total SMS prices in the course of the onboarding course of.

Verified Cellphone Quantity is now out there on GIS for Android and we plan to increase to different surfaces sooner or later.

Cellphone Quantity Trace

One other manner a developer can request a person’s telephone quantity is thru the brand new Cellphone Quantity Trace API on Android units. Cellphone Quantity Trace permits builders to name an API the place customers can share a telephone quantity from the SIM playing cards of their gadget, unbiased of a enroll or sign up stream. This API is most well-liked over the native Android API name because it doesn’t require any further permissions, decreasing effort and time for our builders. Cellphone Quantity Trace API doesn’t require a person to be signed in to their Google account and doesn’t save any data to the Google account.


One Faucet on ITP Browsers

ITP (Clever Monitoring Prevention) browsers limit using third social gathering cookies, stopping the monitoring of customers throughout the net. GIS One Faucet is now out there on ITP browsers, together with Safari, Firefox and Chrome on iOS. This creates a One Faucet expertise that’s constant throughout a number of platforms, for each customers and builders. Our builders want One Faucet for a lot of causes:

  • rising person conversion
  • Trade main safety
  • diminished dangers related to password administration
  • permitting sign up and enroll with out redirecting customers to a devoted sign up / up web page
  • mitigate duplicate accounts with customized prompts and computerized sign-in on return visits
The One Faucet UX on ITP browsers will begin with a heat welcome web page as proven beneath.

As soon as the person chooses to proceed, a popup window will likely be opened. The UX within the popup window is just like the usual One Faucet person expertise.

We’ll roll out this new characteristic by default on October 12, 2022 to all builders who’ve enabled One Faucet. Discuss with our documentation to start supporting One Faucet on ITP browsers instantly or to opt-out of default help.

iOS and macOS

macOS Platform Enlargement

Over the previous couple of years, the Apple ecosystem has expanded to incorporate quite a few distinct platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS). As a step towards supporting the broader Apple ecosystem, we have now launched macOS help as a part of Google Signal-In for iOS and macOS. This supplies help for the core GIS experiences (authentication, authorization, and token storage) for native macOS apps.


Upcoming Deprecations

Along with new options out there within the GIS library, we additionally need to remind our builders about upcoming deprecations.

  • Sensible Lock for Passwords on Android Deprecation
  • Google Signal-In for Web sites Deprecation 

Sensible Lock for Passwords Deprecation

We’re saying the deprecation of the Sensible Lock for Passwords Android SDK, which handles password saving and retrieval, ID token requests, and sign-in trace retrieval. Now you can discover all Sensible Lock for Passwords performance out there within the GIS library. We suggest all builders now use the GIS library for brand new performance. For current integrations, Sensible Lock for Passwords site visitors will likely be redirected to the GIS library by default, with none adjustments wanted by builders.

Google Signal-In for Web sites Deprecation

We wish to remind our builders that on March 31, 2023 we’ll absolutely retire the Google Signal-In JavaScript Platform Library for net purposes. Please test if this impacts your net software, and if vital, to plan for a migration.

We’re excited to see these new options proceed to deliver measurable worth to each our builders and customers, and look ahead to persevering with supporting our builders with their identity-related wants. Please go to our developer web site to get began.



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