This endpoint exchanges a Social Identity Provider OAuth token, or an IDP token for a Janrian Social Login token, which will be needed for social registration and login calls using Janrain's OAuth endpoints. This endpoint would be used if you are implementing a solution that authenticates users with an Identity Provider directly and not using a Janrain Social Login application.

The only providers that support this endpoint are Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Accepted Content-types

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • multipart/form-data

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST



This endpoint supports Basic authentication. To create an authentication string, combine your API client ID, a colon (:), and your client secret into a single value. For example, if your client ID is abcdefg and your client secret is hijklmnop, that value would look like this:


Next, take the string and base64 encode it.

For example, on a Mac, you can base encode the string using this command:

echo -n "abcdefg:hijklmnop" | base64

If you’re running Microsoft Windows, you can encode the string by using a Windows PowerShell command similar to this:


The resulting value (e.g., YWJjZGVmZzpoaWprbG1ub3A=) should be used in your authentication header.

If you are making API calls using Postman, select Basic Auth as your identification type, then use the client ID as the username and the client secret as the password.

Make sure that your API client has the all the permissions (for example, the right to read user profile information) needed to complete the API call.

Base URL

The base URL for this endpoint is your application domain followed by /api/v2; for example:


You can find your application domain in the Social Login (Engage Dashboard) on the Settings page:

Example Request

This method returns a Social Login token.

curl -X POST \
    --data-urlencode token=EAAV6lsQIR0gBAItAtDeUZBbsFiHuTxhLaHLw9TqGDsXK6GQodDfgKXcCkxkZCZBxLKsxsWgV0iZATVAzx2RGlsOIFDIals3ZCblCEJn25pTj4Lk7XZCCEweKkHfHZBPP8B75dXc1BagGjNy8ZBpyObZB8FZCWSK0AAWevv15aEh85lTwZZDD \
    --data-urlencode provider='facebook'\

Example Response


Running Code Samples Using Postman

The Janrain REST API code samples are written using Curl, but they can easily be run from within Postman. To use one of our code samples in Postman:

  1. Click the Copy to Clipboard button located directly beneath the code sample
  2. In Postman, click Import to display the Import dialog box.
  3. In the Import dialog box, click Paste Raw Text, and then paste in the copied code. The Import dialog box should look similar to this:

  4. Click Import, and the Curl command will be converted to a format that can be run from within Postman. All you need to do now is configure the command to work with your Janrain implementation.

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
token string Yes IDP token from Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.
provider string Yes Social identity provider. Allowed values are:
  • googleplus
  • facebook
  • ​twitter
token-secret string Required when using Twitter as the social login identity provider.