Over a year ago we began our long journey of integration with Twitch. We were excited by this prospect internally because it eliminates a large portion of technical and support burdens as well as providing a leap in security that we feel has been sorely needed on CurseForge.
Today we’re announcing that we will be requiring Twitch authentication starting March 1st, 2018 to use CurseForge. You will no longer be able to sign into and use your Curse account without merging it to a Twitch account.
Once merged, you will no longer be able to use your Curse credentials to log into CurseForge or the Twitch App. All access to your old CurseForge account data (forum posts, comments, projects, etc) will be accessible by logging in with the Twitch account you merged into your Curse account. Effectively, your Curse account will now be a Twitch account.
The purpose of this is to simplify our authentication system and to bring much needed security improvements (two-factor authentication) to all of our users here on CurseForge. As an example of important features we will be rolling out to further automate and secure our processes on CurseForge, all store orders will require 2FA to be activated on your Twitch account and you will be required to use your 2FA code to place an order.
Although you will not be required to merge your accounts until March 1st, we are urging users to begin this process as soon as possible, and instructions for doing so are below:
Merging your Account
If you already have a Twitch account, this is very straight forward - but the same general instructions appy if you do not.
- Log out of your CurseForge account to clear any session/cookie information.
- Log in with your Curse account on www.curseforge.com
- You should be prompted with a screen asking you to merge - select “I have a Twitch Account”
- If you do not have an account, select the other option and you will have the ability to create an account on the spot.
- Once authorized, you should be returned to CurseForge. Grats! You’re done.
If you have any problems during the merge, don’t panic! Submit a ticket to https://support.curse.com and we will help you get your account squared away.
2018 is a year of milestones for this team, many of which were laid and planned well over a year ago. We understand that these kinds of changes can be troublesome, inconvenient, and sometimes frustrating but we hope that we can continue making strides that better our platform and provide a better overall experience for our Authors and end users.
This is one of those milestones that will eliminate a huge technical burden and give us more time to focus on the features of the future.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please let us know below or reach out to us on Twitter (@CurseForge)
Your friendly neighborhood MrFlamegoat