Configure Facebook as an OAuth Server for Joomla



If you want users to log in to your Joomla site using their Facebook credentials, you can simply do it using our Joomla Facebook OAuth plugin. Once you configure the Facebook with the Joomla OAuth plugin, you can allow Facebook users to SSO into your Joomla site using Facebook. Similarly, you can map your Joomla roles based on your Facebook attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in Joomla OAuth  plugin, you can download it by click here.

Step 1: Steps to configure Facebook as an OAuth Server

  • Login/ Signup in Facebook developer console at https://developers.facebook.com/.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Login/ Signup in Facebook
  • Go to My APPS Add New App.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Add New App
  • Enter the display name and contact email for your app under the Display Name and Contact Email fields respectively and then click on Create App ID button to save your settings and create an App Id for your app.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, display name
  • Select Integrate Facebook Login checkbox.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Integrate Facebook Login
  • Select Facebook Login Settings under Products option in the navigation bar.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Select Settings
  • Under Client OAuth Settings, enter the Callback/Redirect URL (from your miniOrange Oauth Client plugin) in the Valid OAuth Redirect URIs field. Click on the Save button to save your configurations. Please Note: It is mandatory while configuring Facebook as an OAuth Server that your Callback/Redirect URI should be https and not http.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Client OAuth Settings
  • Go to Settings Basic to view your App Id and App Secret.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, App Id and App Secret
  • Enter your Privacy Policy URL in the Privacy Policy URL field and choose a category from the dropdown in the Category field. Click on the Save Changes button to save your configurations.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO,  Privacy Policy URL
  • Copy your App ID and your App Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client Plugin/Module (under client id and client secret field respectively).
  • Change you app status from In Development to Live by clicking on OFF as shown in the image below. Then, click on confirm to confirm your change of status.
  • Joomla Facebook OAuth SSO, Change you app status

Congratulations, you have successfully completed your Facebook OAuth Server side configurations.

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • oauth provider the zip for Joomla
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin.
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  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider zip
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client in the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
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  • Register/ Login with miniOrange.
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the plugin. FIll in the details you received from your OAuth Provider and click on the Save Settings button.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth tab

    Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.

  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and save it in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.
  • joomla oauth provider Application joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Add a button on your site login page with the following URL:your_home_page/base_url/?morequest=oauthredirect&app_name=xxxxxxxxx
  • You would find appropriate URL in Instructions to configure in the bellow section of Attribute Mapping (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).

  • Now logout and go to your site. You will see a login link where you placed that button.
  • Click on the Licensing Plans Tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans.
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support dialog box in the Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs.
  • joomla oauth provider server sso submit query

    Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider. In case you have any questions in mind, you can always mail us at joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

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