The gateway to applications created by or integrated with Eventival
What is an Eventival Account (account.eventival.com)?
An Eventival Account is a user account (a user name + email address) required for access, authentication and authorization to certain online Eventival services. It can also be used as a single sign on for certain third party services.
What is an Eventival single sign on?
Eventival single sign on is a secure authentication system that lets the user log in with a single Eventival Account to all applications created by the Eventival company (the Back Office and Visitor Page of the Eventival Festival Platform as well as the Eventival Submission Platform), as well as our partner applications (Eventival Mobile App) and certain integrated third-party applications or services.
Why was Eventival Account created?
Thousands of staff members at festivals all over the world use the Eventival Back Office as their a data management platform. Nearly half a million filmmakers, film industry professionals, journalists and festival guests access these Eventival-powered festivals' Visitor Pages and integrated applicatioons. Soon, hundreds of thousands of filmmakers will submit their films to hundreds of festivals using the Eventival Submission Platform. As they all used to have to keep separate logins for each of those applications, it began to make sense to eliminate this need by an option to sign in with their Eventival Account (or, alternately, their Facebook or Google login).
Is it less or more work for festivals staff?
Much less work. All registration issues are now solved directly by Eventival support staff which relieved the staff at all Eventival-powered organisations.
Third party use
A provider of an authenticated web applications can delegate the authentication function to Eventival. When a user tries to gain access to a secure resource on the third party website, they are redirected to the Eventival Account login page. Here they will see an explanation of why they need to log in with their Eventival credentials. Any data which is to be shared with the third party will also be listed on this screen. Once authentication has succeeded, the user is redirected back to the referring site along with a token identifying them as having logged in via Eventival.
The applications currently accessible with an Eventival Account include the Eventival Back Office and the Visitor Page, the Eventival Mobile App (created by Skeleton Software under the supervision and with the help of Eventival), b.square one-on-one meeting platform, Cinando Video Library, and the Eventive ticketing platform. Integration is also planned with CineSend and FilmFetch.
New opportunities for promotion and collaboration
Eventival Account also opens possibilities for promotion of organisations using the platform, as well as for various forms of collaboration and exchange of services, know how and information. While already a big improvement, it is only the first step on our way towards greater convenience when planning, producing and communicating with film, music and other cultural, social and business events.