Configuring a social network authentication provider
Leading social networks provide authentication services, such as Facebook’s Login or Google’s Sign-In. These services verify a username and password for you, and then confirm with your site that the login was successful. Users often prefer authentication through a social network so they do not have to remember a specific username and password for your site.
To configure a social network authentication provider:
- Ensure you have the credentials for using the social network's authentication service. This typically involves knowing your App ID/Client ID and a secret.
- Create a new standard authentication manager, or open an existing one. For details, see Configuring an authentication manager.
- Under Social Authentication Providers, click .
- Click .
- Under Create, select the authentication provider and click New.
- In the Service field, click .
- Under Create, click New for the service (such as New Google Service).
- In the Name field, type a descriptive name for the service.
- In the remaining fields, type the credentials you obtained in step 1. The credentials you need depend on the service.
- Click Save, and then click Back to Select Service. You return to the content picker.
- Click the service you just created. You return to the New Authentication Provider content edit page, and the authentication service you created appears in the Service field.
- Click Save, and then click Back to Add to Social Authentication Providers. You return to the content picker that lists the authentication provider you created.
- Click the authentication provider you created, and close the content picker. You return to the content edit form for the standard authentication manager.
- Click Save.