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Attach Another Login Identity to Your Account

So you signed in with your Twitter account, but you also want to log in with Google. How do you do this?
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    Do Not Sign Out. Whatever you do, do not sign out of your account. This is done by pressing a button labeled Sign Out somewhere (usually on the navigation menu). When you sign out and sign back in with another identity, it creates a brand new user account in our system and a bit of an administrative headache for us to resolve. We are actively addressing this process and hope to improve this for a future version.
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    Visit your account security: https://alpha.starbeam.one/profile/security
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  3. 3.
    Select the type of Authenticator you'd like
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      Public: Preferred for artists who want to publish under a publicly-verifiable identity
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      Personal: Preferred for collectors or those who want to add security to their account
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    Select the authenticator. This starts the process of signing in with the authenticator, and on successful login will attach it to your current user account.
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But Why?

Adding an additional authenticator helps secure your account, especially for artists. For example, if you are an artist using your Twitter identity to publish your works, and your Twitter account gets banned for whatever reason, what happens to your starbeam.one account? Well, you can no longer log into it. This is a bit of a problem. So, having another method to sign in is very much preferred and recommended.
It might seem you want to connect all your known identities to your account. This is not recommended. Why? The more identities you attach, the more surface area a malicious actor has to compromise your account. Keep in mind that a malicious actor has to gain access to only one of your identities to access your entire account. If you attach 8 different identities, they have 8 different paths to get there. If there are only two identities, then they have less surface area to utilize for their approach.
That stated the recommended configuration is:
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    One public authenticator
  2. 2.
    One personal authenticator
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    Enable Two-factor authentication: https://alpha.starbeam.one/profile/security/multifactor​
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