As a space admin you can decide whether people that join your space need to authenticate (i.e. create a Wonder account) or not. Requiring authentication has several advantages:
Full visibility over who enters: You'll see everyone with along with their email address in the user management table
Faster cross-device login: Once you have an account you can use these credentials to login to Wonder in a different browser or device
More security: You can more easily block and keep users out of the space by blocking their email address.
However, we know many users (especially in the events and education sector), who like to turn off authentication. You decide! :)
Where to activate user authentication?
By default user authentication is turned off. If you want to enable it, enter your space, go to to Menu and under Security, click Space Privacy and Auth and move the toggle (see attached screenshot).
Flow without user authentication required
When user authentication is turned off, users will be asked to enter a name, upload a picture and enable browser permissions for their mic and camera.
Note: Even when you don't require users to authenticate, they can decide to do so once they are in the space by clicking the Login button in the Menu.
Flow with user authentication required
When authentication is turned on and users want to enter your space (by clicking on the space link) they end up on the login page which looks like the first screenshot below.
There are 3 ways to proceed from here:
If you have a Google Account, click on the "Continue with Google" button to authenticate via your Google Account
If you have a Microsoft Account, click on the "Continue with Microsoft" button to authenticate via your Microsoft Account
If you have neither of the above, enter your email address to check whether you already have an account with Wonder.
If you do have an account, you'll be asked to enter your password.
If you do not have an account (which you don't unless you've gone through this process before), you'll be asked to create an account, even if you created a space before. You will then have to enter your email address and create a new password (see the 2nd screenshot). You will then get a verification email with a code that you will need to enter. Once that is done you can log in with the email and password you just created. Voilà you're in!
If you have any questions or concerns about user authentication, please reach out through the chat in the bottom right corner or firstname.lastname@example.org.