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

Integration of Vkontakte Single Sign-on (Vkontakte 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 Vkontakte 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 Vkontakte OAuth Provider credentials.

Visit our Joomla OAuth Client Plugin page to learn more about the features and Pricing plans we offer for the Joomla OAuth Single Sign-on (OAuth & OpenID connect) plugin.

Joomla OAuth Client Handbook

Please refer our detailed Handbook for the Joomla OAuth/OpenID Single Sign-On plugin, which gives an in-depth explanation of the various features of the plugin. You can get to the handbook at anytime directly from the plugin's UI for quicker access.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

Setup Vkontakte as OAuth Provider with Joomla OAuth Client

1. Download and Setup Joomla OAuth Client

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

2. Configure Vkontakte as OAuth Provider

  • First of all, log into your VKontakte account.
  • You will be presented with following screen. Click on Create Application.
  • Vkontakte OAuth SSO with Joomla | Vkontakte Single Sign-On, Create Application
  • 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.
  • Login with Vkontakte into Joomla | Vkontakte SSO with Joomla, Application Name
  • You will be asked for a verification code that will be sent on the phone number registered with VKontakte.
  • Vkontakte OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Vkontakte, Verification Code
  • After Successful verification, you will be brought to Information page, then verify the URL. Click on Save
  • Vkontakte OAuth SSO with Joomla | Vkontakte Single Sign-On, App Details and Save
  • 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.
  • Login with Vkontakte into Joomla | Vkontakte SSO with Joomla, Client ID and Key
  • On the same page, you will find a field for Authorized Redirect URL which is copied from here. Enter the same value as shown in Joomla OAuth Plugin and then Click on Save.
  • Vkontakte OAuth OpenID Connect with Joomla | Single Sign-On with Joomla using Vkontakte, Redirect URL

3. Integrating Joomla with Vkontakte

  • Go back to your Joomla Dashboard. Then go to Components.
  • 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.
  • Vkontakte Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID

    VKontakte Endpoints and Scope:

    Client ID : from the above step
    Client Secret : from the above step
    Scope: openid
    Authorize Endpoint:
    Access Token Endpoint:
    Get User Info Endpoint:,name,email,age_range,first_name,gender,last_name,link&access_token=
    Set Client Credentials: In Both (In Header and In Body)

4. Test SSO and Attribute Mapping

  • Once you click on Test Configuration button, You will be able to see the attributes in the Test Configuration output as follows.
  • VKontakte 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.
  • VKontakte Single Sign-On (SSO) OAuth/OpenID
  • Now you can use Login / SSO URL to perform SSO.
  • VKontakte 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 Vkontakte OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Upgrade Plans tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans. OR you can click here to check features and licensing plans.
  • 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

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

In this guide, you have successfully configured Joomla Vkontakte Single Sign-On (SSO) by configuring Vkontakte 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 Vkontakte login credentials within minutes.

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