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:

  1. 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.
  2. Create a new standard authentication manager, or open an existing one. For details, see Configuring an authentication manager.
  3. Under Social Authentication Providers, click add_circle_outline.
  4. Click search.
    Content picker for social authentication provider.png
    Content picker for social authentication provider
  5. Under Create, select the authentication provider and click New.
    New social network authentication form.png
    New social network authentication form
  6. In the Service field, click search.
  7. Under Create, click New for the service (such as New Google Service).
    New Google authentication service form.png
    Google service authentication form
  8. In the Name field, type a descriptive name for the service.
  9. In the remaining fields, type the credentials you obtained in step 1. The credentials you need depend on the service.
  10. Click Save, and then click Back to Select Service. You return to the content picker.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Click the authentication provider you created, and close the content picker. You return to the content edit form for the standard authentication manager.
  14. Click Save.
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