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Auth - Link Multiple Providers

You can allow users to sign in to your app using multiple authentication providers by linking auth provider credentials to an existing user account. Users are identifiable by the same Firebase user ID regardless of the authentication provider they used to sign in. For example, a user who signed in with a password can link a Google account and sign in with either method in the future. Or, an anonymous user can link a Facebook account and then, later, sign in with Facebook to continue using your app.

Link Auth Provider#

To link auth provider credentials to an existing user account, firstly ensure you have a user signed into Firebase, then:

  • Sign in the user using any authentication provider or method;
  • Complete the sign-in flow for the new authentication provider up to, but not including, calling one of the FirebaseAuth.signInWith methods. For example, get the user's Google ID token, Facebook access token, or email and password.
  • Get a AuthCredential for the new authentication provider:
  • Instead of the signInWith method you would normally call, pass the AuthCredential to the signed-in user's linkWithCredential method:
var credential:AuthCredential = EmailAuthProvider.getEmailAuthCredential( Config.email, Config.password );
FirebaseAuth.service.getCurrentUser().addEventListener(
FirebaseUserEvent.LINK_WITH_CREDENTIAL_COMPLETE,
linkWithCredential_completeHandler );
FirebaseAuth.service.getCurrentUser().linkWithCredential( credential );

If the call to linkWithCredential succeeds, the user can now sign in using any linked authentication provider and access the same Firebase data.

Unlink an auth provider from a user account#

You can unlink an auth provider from an account, so that the user can no longer sign in with that provider.

To unlink an auth provider from a user account, pass the provider ID to the unlink method. You can get the provider IDs of the auth providers linked to a user by using the providers array of the FirebaseUser.

FirebaseAuth.service.getCurrentUser().addEventListener(
FirebaseUserEvent.UNLINK_COMPLETE,
unlinkCompleteHandler );
FirebaseAuth.service.getCurrentUser().unlink( providerId );