Hide Sign-in Option

Any app should have a public contents, and a hidden contents reserved to authenticated users. Else, be sure that your app will not work if it’s not an internal app.

The login form for public app is available in the menu, if you have the menu displayed (aka if you have at least one tab moved to the menu section). If your app is a pro app, build it using the email whitelist mode, so that you can manage user profiles, and admin users, to manage components visibility by “signed in user”.

When your app is ready for production, switch the authentication to “public”. Your admin users will be able to connect and see what they are entitled to see and use. And your visitors will be able to log in, manage their profile, retrieve their past orders and so on.

This is a trick, but it works. Not sure if it’s a long term trick but anyway, this is a must have for apps so I guess Glide team is working on this “hybrid” mode.

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Thanks for your response.

I have the same feeling that there is a need to switch from public to public with email more easily than it is done today. I have created an app for a restaurant in public mode in order for anyone to buy food from the restaurant online.

I would like to allow the restaurant’s clients to join a membership program but don’t know how to do it in public app. The only thing i could think of would be to create a duplicate of the public app connected to the same sheet but this time in public with email. In the public app i would add a button linking to the public with email app…

That’s what I did for the Toujours Debout platform Nicolas. It’s a covid app, aiming to help little shops to be more visible during the crisis. This is a public app, but shop owners have access to the email whitelisted app for their profile edition.

Toujours debout : https://toujoursdebout06.smapp.io
Toujours debout Edition : https://toujoursdebout06edit.smapp.io

Sjop owners create their profile in the public app, then they can go through the edit app using the button in the “Mon profil commerçant” of the app menu.

But I pay for 2 pro apps… What’s expensive for 3 months, and even 4, for me. But if that can help them…

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Excellent ! Super idée! Thanks for helping local communities !

I hope this public / public with email sign in process will be improved soon. I don’t think it is normal to pay twice an annual fee or monthly fee for the same app in the end…

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Hola Roberto,

Quick question : how did you find thus trick to hide the menu? Have you got any pointer or explanation to share? If we can hide this menu, I guess we can find more details about the menu, and particularly the log in menu?