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  • Accessing information from your other account providers (like Google)

 

 

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This article in intended for website owners. If you're a user who's been invited to access a website, see Accessing an MYOB Atlas website as a user instead.

There are times when MYOB Atlas will need to communicate with and access information from your other account providers (like Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn):

  • When you sign up to MYOB Atlas. When you first sign up to MYOB Atlas, you're asked to choose an account provider and log into the account you hold with them. This account then becomes your MYOB Atlas login account. You can choose to use a Google, Facebook, PayPal, Windows Live (Hotmail), Yahoo, Twitter or LinkedIn account.

    For more information see Why can I log into MYOB Atlas using another account provider (such as Google)? below.

  • When you use certain features of MYOB Atlas. If you use the Follow us, News or Tell the world features, you may choose to log into and connect your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to your website.

In both of these cases, you may be asked to allow MYOB Atlas access to your accounts. In other words, you may be asked to give MYOB Atlas permission to access certain personal information held by your account provider. Read on to find out what sort of information MYOB Atlas can access—and why—so you can make an informed decision about whether to allow MYOB Atlas access to your accounts.

What information will MYOB Atlas be able to access?

When you first sign up for your website, MYOB Atlas is given access to the following information held by your other account providers:

  • your unique account identifier (usually in the format of a URL)
  • your username
  • your name
  • your email address
  • your gender (for Facebook accounts only)
  • your timeline (for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts only).

When you use the Follow us, News or Tell the world features, MYOB Atlas accesses the following information held by your other account providers:

  • your username and/or your name are accessed by the Follow us feature in order to display the names of your social network accounts on your website.
  • your timeline (for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) is accessed by the News feature in order to post your website news to your social networks, and display your social network news on your website; and is accessed by the Tell the world feature in order to share your website with your social networks.

MYOB Atlas cannot access:

  • your password
  • your address book
  • your emails or private messages.

 

  FAQs


Why can I log into MYOB Atlas using another account provider (such as Google)?

You can choose to log into your MYOB Atlas website using an account you hold with Google, Facebook, PayPal, Windows Live (Hotmail), Yahoo, Twitter or LinkedIn. By using one of your existing accounts to log in, you won't have to remember a new set of login details. MYOB Atlas uses OpenID to allow you to do so.

MYOB Atlas cannot log into this other account on your behalf, because we do not store your login password; instead, it's stored by your chosen account provider. For example, if you choose to use a Google account to log in, your password will only be accessed and verified by Google. Google will then tell MYOB Atlas that you're a genuine Google user and are authorised to log into your website. For more information about OpenID, see What is OpenID?