FreeField uses third party OAuth2 providers for authenticating users. This allows flexibility with letting users log in to FreeField using an existing account on the same service that your community uses for communication, and also eliminates inherent problems associated with storing emails and passwords in a database.

You are required to set up at least one authentication provider in FreeField. However, you are free to set up several providers if you want to offer greater flexibility for users, or if your community uses several social media platforms. Instructions for setting up each supported authentication provider is provided on the pages below.