VKontakte Single Sign-On SSO Joomla Guide | VKontakte Login

If you want users to log in to your Joomla site using their VKontakte credentials, you can do it using our Joomla OAuth Client plugin. Once you configure the VKontakte with the Joomla OAuth plugin, you can allow VKontakte users to SSO into your Joomla site using VKontakte.
Similarly, you can map your Joomla roles based on your VKontakte attributes/groups. To know more about other features we provide in Joomla OAuth  plugin, you can download by click here.

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 VKontakte as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, go to https://vk.com/apps?act=manage and log into your VKontakte account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Create Application.
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  • You will be shown a form where you have to enter Application Name and Type. Select Platform as Website and fill other details as required. Now click on Connect Site.
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  • You will be asked for a verification code that will be sent on the phone number registered with VKontakte.
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  • After Successful verification, you will be brought to Information page, then verify the URL. Click on Save
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  • Go to Settings tab. Here you will find Secure Key and Secure Token. These are your Client ID and Client Secret, respectively. Copy these credentials in Joomla OAuth Plugin configuration on corresponding fields.
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  • On the same page, you will find a field for Authorized Redirect URL. Enter the same value as shown in Joomla OAuth Plugin and then Click on Save.
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    VKontakte Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : from the above step
    Client Secret : from the above step
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint: https://oauth.vk.com/authorize
    Access Token Endpoint: https://oauth.vk.com/access_token
    Get User Info Endpoint: https://api.vk.com/method/users.get?fields=id,name,email,age_range,first_name,gender,last_name,link&access_token=

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.
  • 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 (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).

  • 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 joomlasupport@xecurify.com .

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