From the Authentication section of Blink Admin, you can select how your user logs into their Blink account.
Understanding the different Authentication Methods and Third Party Methods
When any of your users try to login to their Blink account, a 6 digit number will be sent to their email address or phone number (via SMS). The user must then type this number into Blink to gain access to their account.
The 6 digits codes are sometimes referred to as One Time Passwords and look like 123-456.
The 6 digit code is used when users enter a mobile number at login regardless of the Auth settings.
In order to use a password to access a Blink account, the user must first create a password during the registration of their account. If a user ever forgets their password, they can reset it by following this guide. Alternatively, administrators can send the user a link to reset their password from that user's profile in Blink admin.
When SAML is selected as the Authentication Method, users will be automatically logged-into their Blink account after typing in their work email address.
Office 365 & Google
When either of these is selected as your preferred login method, your users will be shown buttons to login via Google or Office 365 when registering or logging back into their Blink account. Clicking on the Login with Google or Login with Office 365 buttons will launch the Google or Office 365 login pages. Once they have filled in their username and password for theses services they will be logged into their Blink account.
Switching from Email/SMS code to Password
Please be aware that once this change is made, users will no longer be able to login to their account using the 6 digit code. They will instead need to create a Blink Password and use this password each time they wish to log back into their Blink account.
With this in mind we recommend that before making this change, you ensure that your users have a password set up on Blink.
If a user does not have a password set up before this change is made they will be required to follow the Reset my Password flow to re-gain access to their Blink account. Alternatively, you can send a email to each user asking them to reset their password from the user profile in Blink admin.