Hey everyone, we’ve recently updated the beta version of the launcher UI.
This version includes changes to the login behavior, where we’ve completely abandoned the previous method of using an iframe. Iframes have been used in the launcher for login, at least since the v2 launcher, and have caused a variety of issues and challenges along the way.
Most recently one that makes no sense, and could not be reliably reproduced between computers or accounts - while being consistent within specific systems for certain accounts. (This being the issue some users may
currently have been experiencing on the release version, wherein after completing the necessary steps to login the user is not logged in but is instead returned to the login form.)
So how does the new login flow work?
When adding an account we open another window within the launcher process, this window loads the EVE Online SSO appropriate for the server you’ve selected. There you have the option of logging in with your EVE Online credentials. Much like before.
Once the login has concluded the launcher should auto-close the window it opened and complete the login with the UI.
- You can now login to your Steam linked EVE account without starting the launcher from Steam
- You can now login using your Facebook account (if you have connected it to an EVE account)
- Launcher no longer needs to stagger/flash when changing from TQ to test servers
- Side-effect: Test server information in your launcher has been reset, meaning pinned accounts for test servers are gone and if you had different UI layouts for TQ and test servers, there is now one shared.
Should you encounter any issues on the beta version of the launcher, please file a bug report, attach launcher logs, and describe what steps you are taking that cause the issue to occur.
Mac: The launcher does not finish loading the SSO login window (opens white window)
- Fixed in 1378833
These changes are now on the release version of launcher as 3090