OAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) For Shopify Using Google as Identity Provider


miniOrange allows Google Apps to act as an IDP (Identity Provider), which allows users to Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using Google Apps Credentials. Our application is compatible with all the SAML / OAuth compliant Identity Providers. We will go through a step-by-step guide to configure Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify using Google Apps as IdP (Identity Provider) and Shopify store as SP (Service Provider).

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Application

To configure SSO into Shopify with Google Apps as IDP, you will need to install the miniOrange Single Sign On - SSO Login Application on your Shopify store:

miniOrange Provides Secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access to your Shopify stores (both plus and Non plus Stores).


Step by Step guide for Single Sign-On in Shopify Store Using Google apps

Step 1: Step to get the Redirect URI for OAuth Server

  • Go to your Shopify store, click on the Apps tab and select the Single Sign On - SSO Login application.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on the Setup IDP button in the top left in the navigation bar.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - add identity provider
  • From the left navigation bar select Configure SSO and click on Add Identity provider button.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - choose OAuth 2.0
  • You can find the OAuth Callback URL/ Redirect URI in the OAuth 2.0 section. Keep the OAuth callback URL handy as you will need it later.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - choose OAuth 2.0

2.  Configure Shopify as Service Provider (SP) in Google Apps

  • Go to https://console.developers.google.com/ and sign up/login.
  • Click on Select Project to create a new Google Apps Project(, then click on NEW PROJECT. (refer to image below)
  • select project google oauth provider
  • Enter your Project name under the Project Name field an click on Create
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  • Now, again click on Select a Project (highlighted in the image below) and select the newly created Project by clicking on the project name that you entered in the previous step.
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  • Go to Navigation MenuAPIs & ServicesCredentials.
  • navigate menu api service google sso shopify
  • Click on Create Credentials button and then select OAuth Client ID from the options provided.
  • select oauth clinet id google sso shopify
  • In case you are facing some warning saying that in order to create an OAuth Client ID, you must set a product name on consent screen (as shown in below image). Click on the Configure consent screen button.
  • configure consent screen google sso shopify
  • Choose how you want to configure and register your app and click on create button.
  • Google Apps GSuite SSO WordPress configure consent screen
  • Enter the required details such as App Name, User Support Email. and click on Save and Continue button.
  • enter app name google sso shopify
    enter app name - save and continue - google sso shopify
  • Now for configuring scopes, click on Add or Remove the Scopes button.
  • Google WordPress Login : create oauth client id
  • Now, Select the Scopes to allow your project to access specific types of private user data from their Google Account and click on Update button.
  • Google WordPress Login : create oauth client id
  • Go to the Credentials tab and click on Create Credentials button. Select Web Application from dropdown list to create new application.
  • Go to the Credentials tab and click on Create Credentials button. Select Web Application from dropdown list to create new application. Enter the name you want for your Client ID under the name field and enter the Redirect/Callback URI which is copied from Shopify store under the Authorized redirect URIs field.
  • select web application - add authorized url - google sso shopify
  • Click on the CREATE button to save your configurations.
  • Copy your Client ID and Client Secret and save it on your Shopify SSO App Configuration.
  • client id and client secret - google sso shopify
  • You have successfully completed your Google App OAuth Server side configurations.

3.  Configure Google Apps as OAuth 2.0 Provider in Shopify.

  • Again, go to your Shopify store, click on the Apps tab and select the Single Sign On - SSO Login application.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on the Setup IDP button in the top left in the navigation bar.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - add identity provider
  • From the left navigation bar select Configure SSO and click on Add Identity provider button.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - choose OAuth 2.0
  • Go to OAuth 2.0 tab and select the IDP name as a Google Apps from the dropdown.
  • Shopify - miniorange sso application - choose OAuth 2.0
  • Enter the following values.
  • IdP Name Google Apps
    IdP Display Name Choose appropriate Name
    Client ID From step 2
    Client secret From step 2
    Scope email profile

4. User Attribute Mapping

You can map attributes coming from your Identity Provider into your Shopify store customer profile.


  • Navigate to Single Sign On - SSO Application from Admin Dashboard.
  • Scroll down to Attribute Mapping Section.
  • Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) - Restrict Shopify Store to logged in users
  • Enter the Fristname and Lastname attributes values by reffering the below table.

  • Firstname firstName
    Lastname lastName
  • Save your configurations.

5. Testing SSO for your Shopify Store

  • Go to your Shopify Store login page.(https://<your-shopify-storedomain>/account/login)
  • Click on the login button you customized earlier.
  • select project google oauth provider
  • You’ll be redirected to the login page of the IDP you configured in previous step. Log in with your IDP account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.

Hence your configuration of Google Apps as IDP in Shopify is sucesssfully completed.

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Additional Resources

  • Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution

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