Guide to Configure Reddit as an OAuth/OpenId Connect Server in Joomla

Step 1: Configure Reddit as an OAuth/OpenId Connect Server

  • Go to https://www.reddit.com/prefs and sign up/login in your account.
  • Click on Are you a developer? create an app button to create a new App as shown below.
  • Reddit create app
  • Enter the name, description and about url for your application. Copy the Redirect/Callback URl from your miniOrange OAuth Client module and save it under the redirect uri text field. Finally, click on the create app button to save your app.
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  • Copy the Client ID and the Secret (Client Secret) (highlighted in the image below) and save it under the respective text fields in your miniOrange OAuth Client module.
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  • Copy the values of Authorize, Access and Resource endpoints and save them in your miniOrange OAuth Client module configuration.

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin.

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here.
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  • 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.
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  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.
  • Enable all the below shown components of the plugin in order to continue using the plugin.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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 info@miniorange.com.