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Samsung Account

Basic Samsung Account (Integrated Account) Policies

Samsung Smart Hub provides an integrated login feature for applications that offer personalized menus and features when logged in. The integrated login links several service IDs and passwords to one representative account and enables a user to log in to all services with just one login.

This UI is provided by the system, so doesn't need to be developed separately.

To use the integrated login feature, a Samsung account needs to be created and service accounts need to be registered to the Smart TV account as shown below:

Login Status Indicator

As shown in Figure 5-1, the current login status is displayed in the status bar at the top of the screen using an icon. The login status indication icon is provided as shown in Table 5-1, depending on current status

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Figure 5-1. Status bar

Icons Status
  • The icon is displayed when logged into Samsung Account.
  • Shows the account management function popup when selected
  • Icon displayed when logged out of Samsung Account.
  • Forwards to login screen when selected.
  • When the account management function cannot be executed because of network connection failures or the execution status of certain applications

Table 5-1. Icons for each login status

Logging in to Samsung Account

The user can log into their Samsung Account through the status bar or the menu. A notification message is displayed at the top of the screen when logged in successfully.

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Figure 5-2. Samsung Account login screen

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Figure 5-3. Login notification message

Account management

The user can manage the user's Samsung Account through the status bar or the menu.

Status bar

When the account status icon in the status bar at the top of the screen is clicked, an account management function popup is provided.

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Figure 5-4. Managing accounts through the status bar

Menu

The user's account can also be managed through [Menu] > Smart Features > Samsung Account.

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Figure 5-5. Managing accounts through the menu

Linking App Accounts to Samsung Accounts

By linking the service accounts for applications to Samsung Account, the user can use the linked applications just by logging into Samsung Account.
Service accounts can be linked to Samsung Account in the Edit Profile stage when creating a Samsung Account (Figure 5-6). The user can also enter the Linked Service Account screen from the status bar or the menu (Figure 5-7).

Linked Service Account List

Displays the applications currently installed on the TV that use the integrated login feature. The service account information of each application can be managed, and a shortcut to the sign-up page is provided for some applications.

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Figure 5-6. Screen shown in the Edit Profile stage after creating an account

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Figure 5-7. Screen shown when the Link Service Account function is run directly

Linking Service Accounts

When entering an application for which the service account has not been linked to the Samsung Account that the user is logged in to, the pop-up shown in Figure 5-8 is displayed. When the user enters the ID and password for the service account, the service account for the application is automatically linked to the current Samsung Account.

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Figure 5-8. Service account information input screen

Guidelines for Using Integrated Login for an Application

If you intend to implement an application or function which requires login, instructions are generally provided.

When not logged in to Smart Hub

Notify the user that they must log in to Smart Hub and register the service accounts and tell them where they can create a Smart Hub account.

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Figure 5-9. Feedback when user is not logged in to Samsung account

When service account is not registered to Samsung account

Notify the user that the application or service site they are trying to use is not linked to the Smart TV account and tell them where they can go to link the service account.

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Figure 5-10. Feedback when a service account is not registered

When login is necessary to use some features of application

Inform the user that they must log in to their Smart Hub account and register the service site accounts, as in Figure 5-11 or Figure 5-12, and tell them where they can go to create a Smart Hub account or link a service site account, depending on the status.

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Figure 5-11. Feedback for linking a service account to check the selected item
(when not logged in using Smart TV account)

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Figure 5-12. Feedback for linking a service account to check the selected item
(when the service account is not registered to their Smart TV account)