Google will begin blocking requests from embedded browsers in April 2017
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Issue

Google will begin blocking requests from embedded browsers in April 2017

Product

  • Registration-as-a-Service (RaaS)
  • Social Login

Environment

  • Cordova
  • Android
  • iOS

Cause

Users may see the following message when trying to sign into an application via Google: "Notice for developers: authorization requests in embedded browsers will be blocked on April 20, 2017".  This is an upcoming Google change[1] where Google will start blocking OAuth requests using webviews for all OAuth clients on platforms where viable alternatives exist.  

Solution

To prevent any issues after the change is effective, please implement native Google Sign-In in your apps using the instructions found in Gigya's Developer's Guide for Android[2], Cordova[3], and iOS[4]). 

Links

[1]: https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/08/modernizing-oauth-interactions-in-native-apps.html
[2]: https://developers.gigya.com/display/GD/Android#Android-AddingGoogleSign-In
[3]: https://developers.gigya.com/display/GD/Cordova
[4]: https://developers.gigya.com/display/GD/iOS#iOS-ConfiguringNativeLogin

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