Patreon Badge Question

Hello, are there badges from patreon supporters here? My forum account is different from my patreon account.

Thanks and greetings :slight_smile:

Yes there is a badge for Patreon supporters. Theoretically you should be able to connect your account within your own user preference menu. There is an option to associate your forum account with Patreons.

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Thanks, though Discourse asks for a link after a logout and click on Patreon. If I then select my existing account here from the forum, enter my twofactor, I land in the permanent loop and on a page of the dietpi overview.

This means, you associated your Patreon account within preference menu? And trying a new Discourse login using the Patreon option is not working?

I just successfully connected my Patreon account. On user preferences I selected Patreon “Connect”, was redirected to the Patreon website to confirm (was already logged in there), then redirected to this forum where I needed to confirm again. That worked. Not sure whether the email addresses need to match? Does it make a difference when you log in at Patreon first, then try to connect your account?

Already logged in on Patreon.
DietPi Forum: Login with Patreon (patreon@domain.de)
Discourse would like to… Allow
Forward to DietPi Community Forum - Welcome to the DietPi OS Community Forum
New Account? No → Got an Account → (dietpi@domain.de)

Error.
No idea if the mails actually have to be identical. Patreon and the forum have different mails for me.

I just tested again on a different PC where I wasn’t logged in on Patreon and trying to “Login with Patreon” on the forum instead of connecting via user preferences and it worked as well:

  • Login at Patreon
  • 2FA
  • Allow
  • Successful redirect to the forum, logged in

I think the problem is the different E-Mail address. It makes sense that an external authentication system can only authenticate the E-Mail address your registered with there. Otherwise, you would be able to hijack any other account, like

Hi, I’m patreon@domain.de but on the other forum, I’m anyone@otherdomain.de, trust me and tell the forum to let me in with this account!

How can Discourse and Patreon know that it’s the same persons accounts you’re connecting, if not via E-Mail address? Even if you are currently logged in on both sides (hence use the “connect” button in user preferences), it feels like a security issue to me if this alone would be taken as sufficient reason for remote authentication, without the E-Mail address as assurance that it’s the same person behind those accounts/sessions.

You should be able to change your E-Mail address here and as well on Patreon, at least for testing/verifying this, and change it back if you require those to be different.

What is actually the URL in the address field when you see the “404”?

I give up. Identical mail used on both platforms. Different browser. Nothing to see.
Is there a button in the settings to activate it? Or does it show up in the badges?

Of course I don’t get the 404 page as redirect now :frowning:



It could take a while for the IDs to be checked. It is not something that happens immediately.

Btw: I moved the entire discussion into on own topic to keep the original one clear :slight_smile:

@MichaIng
I have seen following on our forum logs

Patreon Creator’s access and refresh token values are incorrect.

Seems we need to refresh token :thinking:

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if you refresh: currently i have two separate mails again :wink:

Interesting, the creators access token was empty, I just filled it. Probably it was not required for me since my account matches the creators account?

@Klola
Please retry to connect/login with your Patreon account.

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At least I can see the red Patreon flair on the profile picture now.

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Looks like that was the error. Yay
I received my badge directly after logging in.

My emails are still different :slight_smile:

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