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Gift a Sisu print to a friend using AccessURL 🎉

11/10/2016, by Pete Roome

Halleluja!!! It’s now a little bit easier to gift a Sisu print, thanks to the awesome folks over at AccessURL. Their service allows anyone to share access to any platform you need a username or password to enter for a limited period of time.

What does this mean?

You can use AccessUrl to give your friend, partner, brother, auntie, dad, grandma, dog or hamster access to your Strava or Runkeeper account for a limited period of time, without the need to give out your username/email and password.

Create a URL with AccessURL, give it to a friend and they can use

How does AccessURL work?

The AccessURL website explains…

AccessURL does not rely on or have access to usernames or passwords. AccessURL relies on cookies instead. On most websites, that means if you sign out, everyone using your AccessURL will get signed out too. This is one of the ways AccessURL prioritizes security above everything.

Tell me how to use it!

IMPORTANT!:

Do the following in Google Chrome.

1) Visit accessurl.com.

2) Click the “Add to Chrome” button.

3) In the Google Chrome Store, press the “+ Add to Chrome” button towards the top right.

+ Add to Chrome

4) A menu will appear at the top of the screen. Press the “Add extension” button. You’ll see a notification in the top right, once the extension has been added.

Add extension button:

Add extension

Notification that AccessURL has been installed:

Notification that AccessURL has been installed

Continue below…

For Strava users…

1) Log into your Strava account.

2) Press the icon for AccessUrl on your browser and select an expiry time. Click the “Create Access URL” button.

Create access URL

3) Copy the URL generated by AccessURL and send it to your trusted friend.

For Runkeeper users…

1) Log into your Runkeeper account.

2) Press the icon for AccessUrl on your browser and select an expiry time. Click the “Create AccessURL” button.

Create access URL

3) Copy the URL generated by AccessURL and send it to your trusted friend.

Log into Sisu and design a print

Once you’re trusted friend has your AccessURL and has access to either your Strava or Runkeeper account, they can then visit the Sisu website and design you a print.

  1. Visit the Sisu website.

  2. Press the “Get started” button and click/tap on a print design.

  3. When asked to login, select the account you logged into using the AccessURL.

  4. Sisu will recognise you’re logged into that account and redirect back to madewithsisu.com so you can design a beautiful, personalised print for your friend.

+ Add to Chrome

What happens if I log out of Strava or Runkeeper?

When you log out of either Runkeeper or Strava, access to that service will end for the friend you’ve shared the AccessURL with.

This is also the approach to use if you think someone is using an AccessURL link you’ve created maliciously.

WARNING!

Giving someone else a URL generated by AccessURL will give that person full access to that account for the period of time you specified in the extension.

Security concerns

As per the AccessURL website…

If you have any questions about security, don’t hesitate to reach out: support@accessurl.com.