This feature enables you to automatically log your members into your site without requiring them to enter their username and password. For example, this can take the form of a link in an email, a link on a webpage, or a thank you page in an eCommerce funnel, like ThriveCart.
AutoLogin carries additional risks with it. You will need to determine for your site if the risks outweigh the conveniences. Skip to the bottom to read more about autologin security risks.
AutoLogin URL Quickstart
Memberium will create an example Email Autologin link and display them at the bottom of Memberium > Settings > Webhook/links page. You can copy this autologin URL into your email template in ActiveCampaign. You can also edit the example links we provide as needed. For example, you can specify your own redirect URL to send your members to a specific page when they log in.
Setting Up ThriveCart Autologin
ThriveCart provides a powerful thank you page capability that Memberium integrates with to allow your ThriveCart funnel to autologin the user to your site. To set up ThriveCart autologin, perform the following steps:
Login to your ThriveCart account, and get your secret key. You can get your secret key by following these steps:
- Click the gear icon in the top right
- Then click on the “API and Webhooks” view button.
- Next click the “View Settings” button next to “ThriveCart API”.You will see your secret key displayed. Copy this key.
If you ever change this key inside of ThriveCart, be sure to update Memberium with the new key, or your connection with ThriveCart will no longer work.
Next, inside of Memberium, go to Memberium -> Settings -> Web Hooks/Links. Paste the ThriveCart secret key into the input box labeled “ThriveCart Secret Key”, and click the “Update” button.
Next, you can start setting up your ThriveCart funnels to autologin to Memberium. Each funnel will need to be set up, there is not a way to set up all funnels with a global setting.
Your basic ThriveCart Autologin URL is very simple, and looks like this:
The Memberium Autologin Key is and should be different from the ThriveCart API key. If you get stuck with this, feel free to reach out to Memberium support and we’ll help you set this up.
You can also add additional parameters as described below to control aspects of the autologin.
For each product in ThriveCart, you need to set the autologin URL as the Success URL for that product’s sales funnel. You can do this with the following steps:
- Edit the product
- click the “Fulfillment” tab
- Paste your Autologin link into the “Success URL” input box.
Autologin from Email
We provide a working example autologin email code that you can copy/paste into your email template from Memberium > Settings > Webhook/links. We’ve prefilled the website link, the auth_key and the ActiveCampaign email parameters. We’ve also included a sample redir= parameter. You can edit or remove the redir= parameter as needed for your link.
An example email autologin link would look something like this:
Memberium Autologin Link Parameters
memb_autologin=yes / memb_autologin=YOURAUTHKEY
How to Disable Autologin
You can enable or disable the Autologin functionality from Memberium > Settings > Login tab, and toggle “Allow Autologin” to Yes/No.
If you do not wish autologin to be enabled for your site, then you can disable autologin by changing the Autologin Auth Key to blank from the same page, or turning off the feature.
Autologin Security Concerns
Because this feature bypasses the more secure password login, it makes your site less secure to use. Anyone with access to the link can log in to your user’s account, which makes it easier to share. If this lowered level of security concerns you, you can easily disable this feature. Autologin links are less secure because the two pieces of information (The Subscriber ID and the Email Address) are unchanging and can be shared with any number of users. So, if a user were to change their password, it would not prevent someone with their autologin link from continuing to login as them.
Despite the reduced security, autologin is a popular request and a popular feature. It’s up to each site owner to determine if the risk outweighs the convenience for their site.
To successfully enable an autologin, the user must have:
- A username ( email address ),
- A password
- Any appropriate membership tags.
- The member being logged in must have the subscriber role.
- If you are using a full domain link as your redirect, try changing it to just a path
- Memberium also provides an autologin log in your Admin dashboard. You can review this log to find out why an Autologin has failed.