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mramim
Level 9

Question about on device authentication

I see apps like Netflix and Youtube both make users login/signup using rendezvous method(showing a code to end user that needs to be entered in a website/app) but on the documentation here it says
"SVOD and TVOD channels (and other subscription services) must implement on-device authentication to pass certification." & "For SVOD and TVOD channels (and other subscription services), on-device authentication deprecates the "rendezvous" registration method."

In my opinion rendezvous make a lot more sense rather than making user enter email, password. Some users don't even have passwords if they used google/facebook to sign up in the first place. Can I implement rendezvous method for a channel that will implement subscription in the future? Or I must use on device authentication?

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simssons2
Level 7

Re: Question about on device authentication!

It's not the answer you want cuz I have the same question.

I'd like to know how it went??

Did you use on device authentication or rendezvous method?

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mramim
Level 9

Re: Question about on device authentication!

I don't exactly remember which project I asked this for, but since then, I've used rendezvous on few projects that didn't require integration of payment. The one where I have integrated roku pay, I remember using on device authentication.

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simssons2
Level 7

Re: Question about on device authentication!

Thank you for reply!!

did you stick to the flow which is shown on device authentication?

I posted my question here .. cloud you please reply on this if you know something? 

and how long does it normally take to know if your channel passed certification after you submit your channel for certification tests?

 

sorry for the too many questions 

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RokuPam
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Question about on device authentication

Hi @mramim,

Your interpretation of our certification requirements is correct – channels are not permitted to use rendezvous linking for sign-up or sign-in. If users created their account through a third-party (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc), the channel can either (1) allow users to create their own password on-device OR (2) generate a secure temporary password that the user can set on their own time.

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