When we launched Coda 1.0 a year ago, our only login option was Google Login, which provided the added benefit of storing your permissions and doc stubs in Google Drive. While this has worked for a lot of Coda Makers, we’ve heard your feedback that it has prevented others from signing up for Coda at all. I’m excited to share today that after a lot of hard work across dozens of Codans to establish a new system for storing your permissions while meeting our stringent security standards, we’re enabling the option to sign up and sign in to Coda with whichever email address you prefer, paired with your designated password.
We hope this empowers even more people to make amazing docs in Coda.
Until a few days ago, creating an account and workspace meant your docs were connected to Google Drive. Now, all new workspaces moving forward will be backed solely by Coda. We will continue to offer the ability to connect your workspace to Google Drive on request; just ask via our support channel to get you set up.
In other words, moving forward, signing up with Google Login does not mean that an account or workspace is backed by Google Driveーit’s just one way to prove you are who you say you are.
A few important things to know:
- Email + password login is supported for new email addresses only; if you are already using Google Login with your email address, you cannot currently set that same email address up for email + password login
- If your team already uses Coda, your company’s Coda administrator will need to explicitly allow non-Google login
- We recommend setting-up two-step authentication for improved security and account recovery. You may do so at any time via your account settings: coda.io/account
Important Information for Existing Users
If you already use Google Login, but would like to create a new account that utilizes email and password login using a different email address, you should make sure your company’s IT policy and Coda administrator allow non-Google login; this may require disconnecting your workspace from Google Drive if it is currently connected. Let us know by emailing email@example.com and we can help you make this transition.
Once you are cleared per the above, you can set-up email and password login for a new email address by following these steps:
Sign out of Coda
There are a few options to do so, but a common one is Click your avatar > Click the kebab icon (3 vertical dots) > Sign out
Navigate back to Coda.io
Click “Sign Up” in the upper right hand corner
Click the ‘email’ hyperlink in the text beneath the “Login with Google” prompt
Follow the steps and provide the required information to setup your unique email & password login
[Optional] We recommend setting-up two-step authentication for improved security and account recovery. You may do so at any time via your account settings: coda.io/account
The experience on mobile for non-Google sign in is still a work in progress, so expect to see that get cleaned up over the next few days.
We’re continuing to keep our Help Center updated with more information related to your login, sharing and account security options, so please check there for the latest and greatest.