OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) into Joomla using Twitch | Twitch SSO Login




What is OAuth / OpenID?


OAuth Server / OpenID Connect Server (OAuth 2.0 Server) also known as Authorization Server, It is the modern standard for securing access to APIs & implements network protocol flows which allow a client (OAuth Client) to act on behalf of a user. OAuth Server allows clients to verify the identity of end-users based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server and also to obtain basic profile (Scope) information about the end-users in an interoperable and REST-like manner.


How does OAuth / OpenID work?


OAuth 2.0 Server is used to set up any Application as Identity Server to allow users to Single Sign-On / Login into their client site/application with login using OAuth / OpenID Connect protocol flows. The primary goal of this OAuth 2.0 server / Oauth Provider is to allow users to interact with multiple apps without requiring them to store sensitive credentials. You can easily configure an OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect server to protect your API with access tokens, or allow clients to request new access tokens and refresh them.


Joomla OAuth & OpenID Connect Single Sign-On (SSO) plugin enables secure login into Joomla using Twitch as OAuth and OpenID Connect provider. You can also configure the plugin using different Oauth providers such as Azure B2C, Office 365, and other custom providers. It supports advanced Single Sign-On (SSO) features such as user profile Attribute mapping, Role mapping, multi-tenant login, etc. Here we will go through a guide to configure SSO between Joomla and Twitch. By the end of this guide, users should be able to login to Joomla from Twitch.

Click here to know more about other features we provide in Joomla OAuth Single Sign-On ( OAuth & OpenID Connect Client ) plugin

Download And Installation

  • Log into your Joomla instance as an admin.
  • Go to the Joomla Dashboard -> Extensions -> Manage and click on Install.
  • Seach for a Joomla OAuth Client plugin and click on Install.

Step 1: Setup Twitch as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to Twitch Console and Login/Signup.
  • Go to https://dev.twitch.tv/console.
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Console UI
  • Before creating or registring App, enable the 2FA. Go to Extention and then click on Enable 2FA
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Enable 2FA
  • Under the tab of Security and Privacy click on Setup Two-factor Authentication.
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  • Click on Enable 2FA and enter details
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Enter details
  • Click on Done to successfull enable the 2FA.
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Click on done
  • Once 2FA is enable, then go to https://dev.twitch.tv/console/apps and click on Applications -> Register Your Application .
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Enabling 2FA
  • Enter your Application name under the Name field. Enter the Redirect/Callback URI from Joomla OAuth Client plugin under the OAuth Redirect URL field. Then Select Category
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Redirect URI
  • Verify yourself and the click on Create.
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Click on Create
  • Click on Manage under Applications
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Manage App
  • Copy the Client ID and click on New Secret to generate Client Secret Copy this Client Secret and save it on your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin Configuration.
  • Joomla Twitch OAuth SSO, Cliend ID and Secret

    Twitch Endpoints and Scope:


    Client ID : from the step above
    Client Secret : from the step above
    Scope: user:read:email
    For more scopes click here.
    Authorize Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://id.twitch.tv/oauth2/userinfo
  • You have successfully completed your Twitch 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.
  • joomla oauth provider plugin
  • 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 Configure OAuth tab from the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.
  • joomla oauth provider OAuth Client
  • 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.
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  • Fill in the details you received from your OAuth Provider.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and click on the Save Settings button to save details 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 OAuth tab joomla oauth provider Attribute Mapping
  • Use the Login URL to perform the SSO of your pre-configured OAuth/OpenID Connect Provider, (After completing test configuration please copy the Login URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Joomla OAuth Client - Login URL
  • Now logout and go to your Joomla site's pages where you have added this link. You will see a login link where you placed that button. Click on this button to perform SSO.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your desired OAuth Provider.
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  • If you want to purchase any of the paid version of the plugin, you have to register/login with us in Account Setup tab. OR you can register/login Here
  • 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 button in the plugin or by sending us a mail at joomlasupport@xecurify.com.

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