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what is the point of kongregate auth

Postby JeTSpice » August 14th, 2015, 6:32 am

I can just use the kong api to get the player's unique userid and use that as the key in BigDB.
what advantage does PlayerIO's Kongregate authentication provide?
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Re: what is the point of kongregate auth

Postby Henrik » August 14th, 2015, 7:23 pm

If you do it like that, then anyone can hack your game client and read and write everyone else's BigDB objects.

If you instead use Authenticate with Kongregate, and use the PlayerObject, then each player can only read and modify his own PlayerObject, noone else's. When you call Authenticate, we make a server-side call to Kongregate to verify the user, and then return an authenticated client to your game, and there's no way for one player to spoof being another player.
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