March 2019

March 25, 2019


March 11, 2019


February 2019

February 27, 2019


February 25, 2019




February 11, 2019




January 2019

January 28, 2019




Recently released SDKs: 

January 14, 2019


Risk-Based Authentication

December 2018

December 18, 2018

Lite Registration


OpenID Connect



December 3, 2018



November 2018

November 19, 2018



November 13, 2018

November 5, 2018


October 2018

October 15, 2018


October 8, 2018


The new Extensions feature allows you to flexibly implement custom validations on Gigya login, registration and profile update flows. Using Extensions, you can meet a wide range of business use-cases, such as:

To use Extensions, host custom functions on your site or a serverless computing host (e.g. Lambda). Then, specify which Extension Endpoint (Gigya flow) to attach these functions to. Based on the response received from the Extension endpoint, the service will either allow the flow to proceed, or block it if the validation failed.

Lite Registration


October 2, 2018

Risk-Based Authentication

August 2018

August 27, 2018

August 13, 2018


July 2018

July 25, 2018


July 15, 2018

July 3, 2018


UI Builder

July 2, 2018

June 2018

June 26, 2018

Identity Access



June 20, 2018

Consent (Enterprise Preference Manager)

June 6, 2018

Consent (Enterprise Preference Manager)


June 3, 2018

Enterprise Preference Manager

May 2018

May 28, 2018

Identity Access

May 13, 2018

Language Support

May 7, 2018

Identity Access

New actions added to the Identity Access user management dashboard: 

April 2018

April 29, 2018

Audit Log

Identity Access


April 25, 2018

Identity Access

April 15, 2018

Risk Based Authentication

April 10, 2018

Social Provider Configuration

April 2, 2018

Enterprise Preference Manager

March 2018

March 26, 2018

Identity Access


Identity Access has a new design. The new dashboard provides administrators and customer service teams with a holistic view of customer profiles, and the ability to manage customer experiences. This update includes:

Enterprise Preference Manager

March 21, 2018

Risk Based Authentication


March 6, 2018


February 2018

February 26, 2018


February 18, 2018


January 2018

January 29, 2018


January 24, 2018

January 15, 2018


For more information on IdentitySync releases, see IdentitySync Change Log.

January 9, 2018

Enterprise Preference Manager

Customer Consent is Gigya's offering for managing user privacy, preferences and consent in a way that is transparent to the user, while helping you uphold rigorous standards so as to support your compliance with international privacy regulations. 

Account Audit Log

UI Builder

Social Provider Support


November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017

October 2017

October 31, 2017

October 24, 2017

October 18, 2017

October 9, 2017

Data Field Deletion

September 2017

Version 7.4 - Released on September 25, 2017

Scoped Data Access

Subscription Management

UI Builder

Recently Released SDKs

Other Platform Enhancements


August 2017

August 14, 2017

Schema Editor

August 9, 2017

Invisible ReCAPTCHA 

July 2017

July 12, 2017

Configuration Copy Tool

June 2017

June 28, 2017

Screen-Set Version Control 

Screen-Sets on Child-Site Level 

Version 7.3 - Released on June 26, 2017

Lite Registration

Lite Registration enables your customers to sign up in a passwordless flow to subscribe to newsletters, or to receive added value (such as voting, unlocking content, contest participation, etc.) without completing a full registration flow. 

Subscription & Preference Management

Email Accounts

UI Builder Localization 


Schema Editor  

New onSubmit Event


May 2017

May 22, 2017

Android SDK

May 17, 2017


April 2017

April 30, 2017

UI Builder

Version 7.2 - Released on April 05, 2017

SSO Segments

Global Configuration in the Console

Javascript Editor in UI Builder


Miscellaneous Changes

Version 7.1 - Released on February 06, 2017

JSON Web Token (JWT) Support

Risk Based Authentication (RBA)

OpenID Connect (OIDC)


UI Builder

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Miscellaneous Changes

Version 6.5 - Released on November 14, 2016

UI Builder Improvements

  • New customizable Password Reset screen added to default screen-sets. 
  • Ability to store multiple items in array fields.
  • New Admin permission added to allow users to make UI changes to screen-sets without modifying the site schema. 
  • Set fields as 'required' in a given screen, without making them 'required' in the site schema.
  • New 'Metadata' control. Enables storing metadata from within a screen (e.g., version number of terms of use, date and time of acceptance), without exposing that data to the end user.
  • Ability to clone, add, delete and reorder screens within a screen-set, for a more flexible user experience and the option to customize flows within the UI Builder.
  • Exposed in the UI Builder the screen-id, auto-skip and data-on-success screen attributes. 
  • Set a default value for checkbox controls, such as to check them by default to increase subscription rates. 


  • Can now return the following additional fields to the SP:
    • profile.address

    • profile.state

    • profile.thumbnailURL

    • profile.photoURL

    • profile.URL

    • account.isVerified

RaaS - Site Groups

  • Ability to override the automated email policy for child sites. This allows for greater flexibility when sending brand-specific emails from your existing marketing system.

Version 6.4 - Released on September 26, 2016

UI Builder Improvements

Webhooks Improvements

  • Ability to define multiple webhooks per site.

  • Ability to mute webhooks when calling accounts.setAccountInfo via REST.

General Improvements

  • Social login now supports keyboard navigation.

  • Share Bar now supports configuring popup size and positioning.

Deprecation of Legacy Identity Providers

  • Kaixin, VZNet, TypePad, Verisign, LiveJournal, MySpace, Skyrock, Digg, OpenID and Signon have been deprecated.

Miscellaneous Changes

  • You can no longer use an email address with a single character top-level domain (e.g., test@gigya.c). Using one will result in error code 400006.

  • Usernames limited to 500 characters maximum.

  • Password length limited to 100 characters.


Version 6.3 - Released on June 07, 2016

Audit log improvements

  • Added time field to Date/Time filters.
  • Added country field to the expanded information panel.
  • Added flags for Malaysia, Argentina, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Greece.

Share Bar

  • Support for the new Pinterest PinIt button.

Customer Insights

  • Favorite Books added to the Interests tab in CI.


  • Added support for multiple custom buttons in the plugin. You can now add multiple custom SAML IdPs, with your site as the SP.
  • Support for the new Instagram icon.


  • Support for the new Instagram icon.


  • Improved keyboard navigation in screen-sets.

Console access improvements

  • Improved support for Italian landlines.


Version 6.2 - Released on March 28, 2016

Comments / Ratings and Reviews plugin

  • The Comments and Ratings and Reviews plugins now use version 2 by default.
  • To use version 1 (not recommended), pass the version parameter with a value of 1.

CAPTCHA now required for all shares via email

  • CAPTCHA is now activated automatically for all email shares.

Deprecated support for IE8

UI Builder

  • The list of check-boxes control has been removed from the UI Builder. This does not affect implementations that currently use this control.


  • When passing an object where an array is expected, error code 400006 is now thrown instead of 500028.

Miscellaneous bug fixes

  • Fixed Italian translation encoding bug.
  • Fixed translation in Dutch.
  • Fixed bug where TFA screen didn’t close under certain circumstances after registration completion.
  • Fixed bug with SSO after logout.
  • Fixed bug with errors thrown when multiple Follow Bars loaded on the same page.

Version 5.8 - Released on October 26, 2015

Line as a Login Provider

Major Improvements to RaaS

For version 5.8, RaaS has undergone a major redesign - both the UI and behind-the-scenes functionality. It has been overhauled visually and has been made fully responsive. In addition, improvements have been made to the UI Builder and new widgets have been added. Here are some of the more prominent changes:

  • Screen-sets have been updated to a more modern look and feel. For more information, see UI Builder.
  • Screen-sets are now fully responsive.
  • Improved preview mode in the UI Builder allows you to simulate screen-sets as they're displayed on various devices and screen sizes.
  • New support for conditional attributes in screen-sets enables you to fine tune your screens on smaller devices.
  • New "Login ID" control added to the UI Builder.
  • New "My Photo" widget added to the UI Builder. With a single widget, users can upload/view their profile photo or change their existing photo. When used on a mobile device, users can upload a photo directly from the device camera. For more information, see Markup Extensions.
  • Improved functionality in default screen-sets:
    • Instant validation of user input, including "user ID" availability. 
    • "Keep me logged in” remembers the user’s login state, so they don’t have to log back in every time they return to the site.

    • An ability to close any Gigya screen and get back to the originating site.
    • Password strength indicators are now available on mobile.

Visual Styles for Add-ons Updated

  • CSS for the Social Login, Add Connections and Edit Connections add-ons have been updated to match the style of the new RaaS screen-sets.


  • The concept of Temporary Users, deprecated for some time, will no longer be supported. For more information, see Changes That May Require Your Action.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance enhancements.
  • is now prioritized when resetting passwords via Identity Access.

Version 5.7.5 - Released on September 01, 2015

Optional two-factor authentication (TFA) on a per-user basis

  • Site admins can now selectively enable/disable TFA on a per-user basis (for example if a certain type of user requires more elevated security than another).
  • If TFA isn’t mandated for all users, then users can choose to independently activate it, as an additional security measure.

New placeholders available for RaaS email templates

  • Additional user profile fields will now be available as placeholders for email templates: nickname, username, name, birthDay, birthMonth, birthYear, age, UID, email, gender, city, state, country, zip, photoURL, thumbnailURL and profileURL.

PayPal as an OAuth2 Provider

  • “paypaloauth” will be added as a new login provider, enabling you to create new Paypal applications directly, simplifying the onboarding process.
  • OAuth login will provide better permissions control, allowing you to define which permissions to request rather than have Gigya set a default list on your behalf.

Version 5.7 - Released on July 20, 2015



General Improvements

  • Fixed issue with 'Welcome' emails sent to imported users. 
  • Importing social users now also imports social data.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance enhancements.


Version 5.6 - Released on June 16, 2015


  • GCS, formerly deprecated, is no longer supported.

Social Login

Follow Bar Plugin

General Changes

  • Interests and Activities endpoints have been deprecated by Facebook and will no longer be returned. In addition, you will no longer be able request those permissions from your users. For more information, see
  • Various localization bugs have been fixed in the Czech, German, Hungarian and Taiwan-Chinese languages.


Version 5.5 - Released on May 18, 2015



Social Login



  • Comment replies are kept even if the parent comment is deleted.


Site Groups and SSO


General Improvements

Version 5.4 - Released on March 23, 2015


  • Users can now be logged in by clicking the email verification link.

Social Login

  • Optimized the Social Login plugin for mobile and other touch screen devices.


Site Groups and SSO

  • Added support for SSO on iOS devices where 3rd party cookies are blocked for non-visited domains on the browser.
  • 'Welcome', 'Password reset' and 'Account deleted' automated emails are now configurable at a child-site level.


  • The Facebook option in the Share Bar plugin and Simple Share pop-up will now display the 'share' dialog by default. 


  • Added a new 'Users by Level' report which displays users' GM data by levels within a challenge. 

Customer Insights

  • Exports from CI Plus and CI Plus queries opened in the Identity Query Tool now support queries that contain Signals (i.e. activity filters).

Chat Plugin

General Improvements

  • Added new group privilege - 'Full API Access'.
    • When checked, any user assigned to the group has full API access using their individual user key/user secret.
  • Added support for localization in Bulgarian, Slovak, Serbian and Croatian.
  • Login responses now include a 'new user' indication.
  • Added support for hashing passwords with the pbkdf2-sha256 algorithm.


Bug Fixes

  • Date formats returned from the server are now standardized to ISO 8601 in the following format:

Version 5.3 - Released on February 17, 2015


  • Gigya can now be used as a SAML IdP

    • partners can use Gigya’s Idp service to federate identities across sites that do not share a users database.

  • Improved login behavior for users who log in to Gigya via SAML with Gigya as SP

    • Partners can now set an initial permission group for users when permissions are managed at the Gigya console including a ‘No Permissions’ group


Markup Extensions



  • "Most Shared" and "Most Referred" reports now show the original canonical shared URL, and include the title of the shared page.

Customer Insights

  • Added a basic version of CI with Demographic data for all RaaS and Identity Storage customers

  • CI's Profile and Top Likes sections now support pagination to display more results.

  • Improved ‘Quick Filters’ functionality (previously ‘Filter Shortcuts’).

  • Added ability to view and copy queries from CI.

  • Improved ‘More Options’ layout.

  • The "Top Content" data pane in CI only displays pages that were explicitly registered through the "Signals" page in the Admin Console or via API.


  • Added a new dashboard in the Admin Console to support NEXUS integrations, so that activation for integrations can be requested through the Gigya Console in a ‘self serve’ manner.


Social Login

  • Added support for ‘WeChat’ as a new login provider.

  • Clients can upgrade to version 2 of the login plugin via the UI builder.

Chat Plugin

  • Updated list of available login providers

  • Added ability to delete a single chat entry



  • Users can now edit their comments after posting

  • Email address is prefilled in the ‘follow my comments’ subscription textbox.

  • Some UX improvements

  • Anonymous (logged out) users who wish to share their comments will be prompted to login automatically


General Improvements

  • Added support for PHP Symfony 2 password hashing algorithm

  • 3rd party plugins can now validate login signatures for users logging in through Gigya

  • Improved support for migrating user data between sites or from other social login providers

    • Ability to import complete user social information

  • Social login popup now closes automatically when login fails due to inactive account.

  • search’ APIs now accept a timeout parameter

  • updateComment response now returns a comment object

  • Added new data types to the Data store / accounts databases.

  • Improved ‘import settings’ time on Game Mechanics.

  • All API responses now include a ‘Time’ field.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed RenRen support for sharing via mobile


	var fixExternalAnchors;
function killFixExternalAnchors() {
fixExternalAnchors = setInterval(function(){
    lssdk.fixAnchors(); // This is the fix
    killFixExternalAnchors(); // This turns off the interval so it doesn't continue to run in the background.

This page lists all notable changes within the Gigya service, ordered by release date.