What is AE Connect
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AE Connect is what allows your customers to connect to you. It's the software that handles customer social login so that you can start seeing their activity in your dashboard.
In order to get it set up, you're going to create a social app for each service you want your customers to have as a sign-in option ("sign in through Facebook", "connect with Spotify", etc.). Once you've hooked in your social apps to AE, you'll install AE Connect onto your website. Then you'll be up and running!
"But how the heck do I do that?" you think. Don't worry, we've got you covered with step-by-step instructions and a super friendly, helpful crew available at the click of the button (that would be the blue balloon in the bottom right corner of the page!).
AE Connect connects you and your customers. At its simplest, AE Connect is a signup form. If users can sign up for any kind of account on your website, you can use AE Connect for your registration form.
AE Connect supports over 15 different social logins, as well as a traditional email registration method. You can see a full list of the services we support, as well as step-by-step setup instructions at the Creating Social Applications for AE section of our documentation.
How It Works
When members sign up using one of their social media accounts or their email, AE Connect asks permission to view some of their account information. AE Connect lets anyone sign up so that they can log into your website as users.
We'll cover how members and the AE dashboard work later on. For now, just remember that AE Connect authenticates members with their choice of social service.
Using Your Existing Data
If you're already using another product or service to collect customer data or register new members, we have importing instructions for you. See our article What If I Already Keep Customer Data Elsewhere? for more information.