The Anonymous User Pattern | roshfu

The Anonymous User Pattern:
One of the features of Stripe that really impressed me on my first visit was, since I don’t know if it has an established name, what I’ll call the Anonymous User pattern. If you go to and press “Get Started with Stripe”, you can try out a fully-functional Stripe account without ever entering a username, email address, or password. Now, allowing users to demo your product before signing up isn’t anything new, but Stripe took it to the extreme of allowing you to use every single feature that a registered user could use without signing up. You even had access to the API keys and secrets and could start sending requests to Stripe.

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