You can link your third party accounts to your Lens account and can use them to sign in to The Lens. The benefit of linked services is that you can use them to sign in to the Lens. We currently support linking to LinkedIn and ORCID accounts.
Linking the services allows other users to view your public profiles on the linked services for your recorded authorship and inventorship. Additionally, linking your ORCID account allows you to automatically update your ORCID record with Scholarly Works and Patents you have claimed authorship/inventorship for in The Lens. N.B. You cannot link the same third party account to multiple Lens Profiles.
You can link your LinkedIn or ORCID account from the registration page. The option to sign in with a linked service is available in the top right corner of the Registration page. Simply, choose the corresponding options in the sidebar.
Sign In Window
Linking your third party account can also be done from the sign in page. You can find the linked services on the bottom of the sign in dialog.
Account Detail Page
If you are logged in you can see a linked services pane in the top right corner of account details page. From here you can link your third party account by choosing the corresponding option.
How to Use
When you use a third party account that hasn’t been previously been linked to a Lens account, we will try to retrieve and link any existing Lens account that shares the same verified email address. If you haven’t previously created a Lens account we will simply set one up for you using your provided details. In this case, you might need to verify your email and choose a username before you can use the Lens account.
If you have already an existing Lens account we recommend linking the third party account first using the linkage instructions above. After that, you can use either your Lens account credentials or third party services to log in to the Lens.
You can link your third party account following these steps:
- From any locations linking third party option is available (Registration page, Sign In window or Account Settings) click on the corresponding linked service.
- A popup will open and take you to an authentication form of your third party service. This page is provided by the third party service and we have no control over the content of the page or the data you enter.
- Once you enter your account details and submit the form you will return to the Lens.
- The newly linked account shows up in the list.
To remove a linked account once you’re signed in, you will need to navigate to your Lens account page, in the sidebar here simply click on the ‘remove’ link next to the account. A dialog will pop-up asking for confirmation.