OpenID Social Login Configuration Guide


OpenID is a standard authentication protocol managed by the OpenID Foundation. More than 500 million people have OpenID accounts.

Before You Begin

To use OpenID for social login you must:

  • Use the Janrain Dashboard to configure OpenID as a social login provider. No additional configuration is required.

In This Configuration Guide

  • Configuring OpenID as a Social Login Provider
  • Testing OpenID Social Login
  • Removing OpenID as a Social Login Provider

Configuring OpenID as a Social Login Provider

To configure OpenID as a social login provider, complete the following procedure:

  1. Log on to your Janrain Dashboard (https://dashboard.janrain.com).
  2. From the Dashboard home page, click the Manage Engage Dashboard icon.
  3. From the Engage Dashboard home page, in the Widgets and SDKs section, click Sign-Ins.
  4. From the Sign-in page, verify that Widget is selected and then expand Providers.
  5. From the list of Providers, click OpenID. OpenID appears in your social login widget.
  6. When you are finished, select Save and Publish and then click Publish. It might take as long as one hour before OpenID appears as a social login option on your web site.

Testing OpenID Social Login

To test OpenID social login, complete the following procedure:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If you have just published your widget settings, click the Test your widget link that appears after the widget has been saved.
    • If you previously published your widget settings then, from the Engage Dashboard Sign-in page, click Launch a test widget.
       
  2. From the Test page, click the OpenID icon:

  1. In the OpenID Sign-In window, logon using a valid OpenID account:

  1. If login succeeds, information returned from the OpenID profile is displayed in the API response preview field:

The returned profile information will vary depending on the OpenID account used in the test.

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Removing OpenID as a Social Login Provider

If you no longer want to use OpenID for social login, you can remove OpenID as a social login provider by completing the following procedure:

  1. Log on to your Janrain Dashboard (https://dashboard.janrain.com).
  2. From the Dashboard home page, click the Manage Engage Dashboard icon.
  3. From the Engage Dashboard home page, in the Widgets and SDKs section, click Sign-Ins.
  4. From the Sign-in page, verify that Widget is selected and then expand Providers.
  5. In the widget, click the X in the upper right corner of the OpenID icon.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select Save and Publish, and then click Publish. OpenID no longer appears in the sign-on widget.
Note. You must always have at least one social login provider in the widget. If you delete all the providers and then click Publish, you’ll see the error message Couldn’t save configuration: No providers.