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Verify a user account from another website.

mwolfeu_pi3g
Shopify Partner
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While the rest APIs allow you to create new customers and set passwords, you can not (as far as i have found) verify an existing password with the same api.

 

From a different site completely unaffiliated with shopify, what would be the best way to verify a shopify uid/pwd to make sure they have an account in good standing (without plus service)?

 

As I am extremely new to this, Node/js examples are especially welcomed!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Liam
Shopify Staff
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This is an accepted solution.

Hi Mwolfeu_pi3g,

 

It's generally advisable to avoid handling any user passwords directly due to security concerns. If you're looking to create new customer accounts on Shopify for existing customers on a different platform, you'd need to trigger a "reset password" email to each customer, prompting them to set a new password on your Shopify store. 

 

Hope this helps,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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Liam
Shopify Staff
2731 302 783

This is an accepted solution.

Hi Mwolfeu_pi3g,

 

It's generally advisable to avoid handling any user passwords directly due to security concerns. If you're looking to create new customer accounts on Shopify for existing customers on a different platform, you'd need to trigger a "reset password" email to each customer, prompting them to set a new password on your Shopify store. 

 

Hope this helps,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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