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Joomla OAuth Client Integration with Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO)


Integration of Twitter Single Sign-on (Twitter SSO) with Joomla using OAuth 2.0 Protocol. The miniOrange Joomla OAuth / OpenID Connect Single Sign-on (SSO) plugin makes it simple to set up Twitter SSO into Joomla and enable secure login into Joomla. As a result, users can log in to Joomla and access the site by authenticating with their Twitter OAuth Provider credentials.
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Configure Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into Joomla

1. Install Joomla OAuth Client plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from the link here .
  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • From Menu, click on System, then under Install section click on Extension.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • After successful installation of plugin, click on Start Using miniOrange OAuth Client plugin button.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Under Configure OAuth tab. Select Twitter as an OAuth Provider.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Copy the Callback/Redirect URL from Configure OAuth tab of Joomla OAuth Client plugin.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

    2. Setup Twitter as OAuth Provider

  • Log into the Twitter developer portal.
  • Click on the Create project button.
  • Twitter OAuth SSO with Joomla | Twitter Single Sign-On, Create Project
  • Enter the Name for your project and click on Next button.
  • Login with Twitter into Joomla | Twitter SSO with Joomla, Project Name
  • Select the Usecase from the dropdown list.
  • Twitter OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Twitter, Select Usecase
  • Enter the Description for your project and click on Next button
  • Twitter OAuth SSO with Joomla | Twitter Single Sign-On, Project Description
  • Click on Create a new App.
  • Login with Twitter into Joomla | Twitter SSO with Joomla, Create New App
  • Enter the App Name and click on Complete button to create the application.
  • Twitter OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Twitter, App Name
  • After saving your application, you will get a Client ID and Client Secret. Save these details as we will be requiring these later to configure the OAuth client plugin.
  • Twitter OAuth SSO with Joomla | Twitter Single Sign-On, API Key Secret
  • Go to App setting.
  • Login with Twitter into Joomla | Twitter SSO with Joomla, App Settings
  • Click on Edit button for Authentication settings.
  • Twitter OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Twitter, Edit Authentication Settings
  • Enable 3-legged OAuth for sign in Twitter.
  • Twitter OAuth SSO with Joomla | Twitter Single Sign-On, Enable 3-legged OAuth
  • Enter the Callback URL which is copied from here and your website URL.
  • Login with Twitter into Joomla | Twitter SSO with Joomla, Callback URL and Website URL
  • Click on the Save button
  • Twitter OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Twitter, Save Settings
  • Now go to the Joomla OAuth Client plugin, under Configure OAuth tab, enter the all the details. Then click on Save Settings and then click on Test Configuration.
  • Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID


    Scope: email
    Authorize EndPoint for Twitter Oauth / OpenID SSO : https://api.twitter.com/oauth/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint for Twitter Oauth / OpenID SSO : https://api.twitter.com/oauth2/token
    Get User Info Endpoint for Twitter Oauth / OpenID SSO : https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/show.json?screen_name=here-comes-twitter-screen-name

3.Attributes Mapping and SSO with Twitter

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  •  Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you have to do Attribute Mapping to perform SSO. Select the attribute name for Email and Username from dropdown. Then click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
  •  Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  •  Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • 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 Twitter 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

You have successfully configured Joomla as OAuth Client for achieving Joomla Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) with Joomla for user authentication.


In this guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Twitter Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Twitter as OAuth Provider and Joomla as OAuth Client using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin.This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to your Joomla site using Twitter login credentials within minutes.

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