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GitHub Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration with Drupal OAuth / OpenID Connect Client

Drupal OAuth Client module enables Single Sign-On i.e. SSO for a Drupal site with any Identity Provider using OAuth or OpenID connect protocol. Here we will go through the steps to configure the module with the GitHub. Once this configuration is done, users will be able to log in to the Drupal site using their GitHub credentials.
The integration of Drupal with GitHub simplifies and secures the login process, completely removing the need to store, remember, and reset multiple passwords.

Installation Steps:

  • Download the module:
    composer require 'drupal/miniorange_oauth_client'
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and search for miniOrange OAuth Client Configuration using the search box.
  • Enable the module by checking the checkbox and click on the Install button.
  • You can configure the module at:
  • Install the module:
    drush en drupal/miniorange_oauth_client
  • Clear the cache:
     drush cr
  • You can configure the module at:
  • Navigate to Extend menu on your Drupal admin console and click on Install new module.
  • Install the Drupal OAuth & OpenID Connect Login - OAuth2 Client SSO Login module either by downloading the zip or from the URL of the package (tar/zip).
  • Click on Enable newly added modules.
  • Enable this module by checking the checkbox and click on install button.
  • You can configure the module at:

Setup Drupal as OAuth Client:

  • After installing the module, navigate to the Configuration -> miniOrange OAuth Client Configuration -> Configure OAuth tab and select GitHub from the Select Application dropdown list.
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL and keep it handy.

    Note: If your provider only supports HTTPS Callback/Redirect URLs and you have an HTTP site, please make sure to enable the 'Enforce HTTPS Callback URL' checkbox at the bottom of the tab.

  • Enter the application name in the Display Name text field. For example, Github
  • Drupal OAuth Client - Configure OAuth tab Select Github and copy the Callback URL

Create SSO Application in GitHub:

  • Go to and Login/Sign up to your GitHub account.
  • You will be presented with the following screen. Click on Register a new application.
  • Drupal OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Github SSO Login Developer Setting Select OAuth Apps Register A New Applivation
  • Enter the Application name and Homepage URL (from your Drupal site). Paste the previously copied Callback/Redirect URL into the Authorization callback URL text field. Click on Register application button.
  • Drupal OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Github SSO Register a New OAuth Application

Integrating Drupal with GitHub:

  • After successfully registering your app on GitHub, you will be given Client ID and Client Secret, copy them. You’ll need them in the next step.
  • Drupal OAuth OpenID OIDC Single Sign On (SSO) Github SSO Client Credentials
  • In Drupal’s Configure OAuth tab paste the copied Client ID and Client Secret in the Client ID and Client Secret text fields.
  • Drupal OAuth/OoenId connect- paste the copied Client ID and Client Secret

    Please confirm the Scope and Endpoints from the table below and click on the Save Configuration button.

    Scope user repo
    Authorize EndPoint
    Access Token Endpoint
    Get User Info Endpoint

Test Connection between Drupal and GitHub:

  • Click on the Perform Test Configuration button to test the connection between Drupal and Github.
  • Github sso login with drupal OAuth OpenID Single Single On - Click on Perform Test Configuration button
  • On a Test Configuration popup, if you don't have any active sessions on the same browser, you will be requested to login into the GitHub. After successfully logging into the GitHub, you will be provided a list of attributes received from the GitHub.
  • Select the Email Attribute from the dropdown menu in which the user's email ID is obtained and click on the Done button.
  • Github sso login with drupal OAuth OpenID Single Single On DeviantArt Select Email Attribute and Click on Done button
  • On the Attribute & Role Mapping tab, please select the Username Attribute from the dropdown list and click on the Save Configuration button.
  • Drupal OAuth OpenID Single Single On - Once click on Done button, you will be redirected to Attribute and Role Mapping tab

Please note: Mapping the Email Attribute is mandatory for Single Sign-On.

Congratulations! You have successfully configured GitHub as OAuth/OpenID Provider and Drupal as an OAuth Client.

How to perform the SSO?

  • Now, open a new browser/private window and go to your Drupal site login page.
  • Click on the Login using the GitHub link to initiate the SSO from Drupal.
  • If you want to add the SSO link to other pages as well, please follow the steps given in the image below:
  • Drupal OAuth OpenID Single Single-On - Add login link into different page of the Drupal site

Need Assistance?

If you face any issues during the configuration or if you want some additional features, please contact us at

Additional Features:


Getting error: ‘Username not received. Check your Attribute Mapping configuration.’ OR Getting Error: ‘Email not received. Check your Attribute Mapping configuration.’

Follow the steps mentioned HERE

I am getting “Client Credentials were not found in the headers or body” when I try to perform test configuration

Follow the steps mentioned HERE

After I click on the logout in Drupal, it sends me back to the Drupal homepage. However, when I try to login with other user, it doesn’t ask me to login but automatically logs me in with same user

The logout functionality you’ve mentioned here is the default behavior of a module. It’s logging you out of Drupal but not from your Application/Provider. To allow the module to logout from your provider/application account (what you are looking for), you need to make the below configurations: [know more]

I purchased the paid Drupal module and replaced it with the free module, but still I am not able to use paid features.

As you have upgraded to one of our paid versions of the Drupal module and replaced the free module with the paid one, you must first activate the paid module. Please refer to the below steps. [Know more]

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