Monday, 13 October 2014

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Social Media Authentication On Rails- Part 1

This Post is intended to provide an overview of the installation of social authentication plugins like Twitter/Github/Facebook & Google using Rails version 4 with devise(authentication plugin),omniauth(API Plugin for Social websites) & Mongo DB as underlying Database.

Before Proceeding towards installation/building a rails application that allows authentication with social websites we need to get API/Client Keys & API/Client Secret.

Here are the urls from where you can create an App and get the keys:


URL: Facebook Link


URL: Twitter

Settings: Enter call back url as : under settings tab once you create an application


URL: Google URL

Settings: Go to API Access and enter redirect url as http://localhost:3000/users/auth/google_oauth2/callback


URL: LinkedIn URL

Linked In Api Doesnot require any call back URI. Application URL is Enough for Linked in api as Omniauth-linked Has its method defined in Gem.

In the next post , the ROR code will be explained to integrate these social applications .