Social Login Overview

Social login enables users to register on your web site by using an account created with a third-party identity provider (IDP). For example, instead of creating a new site-specific user name and password just for your site, users can register by using an existing Facebook or Twitter account.

You can use the Engage Dashboard to configure the identity providers users can employ to register or to log on to your site. Because setup requirements for identity providers differ, we have put together configuration guides for each Janrain-compatible IDP. Links to these configuration guides are shown in the table below. In addition, the table also:

  • Lists the identity provider’s string specifier. This value is required when using the Social APIs to manage social login.
  • Indicates whether you need to create an app in order to configure the provider for social logon.
  • Specifies whether you can choose which user data is returned by an identity provider.

In the table you will also see a handful of providers with the entry N/A in each column. These are identity providers that no longer offer social login but are still shown in the Engage Dashboard. Other providers are marked by asterisks. For information on these providers, contact your Janrain representative.

Following are the identity providers available in the Engage Dashboard, as well as links to their respective configuration guides:

Provider

String Specifier

App Required

Return Data Customizable

Amazon

amazon

Yes

Yes

AOL

aol

Yes

Blogger

blogger

Disqus

disqus

Yes

DocCheck

doccheck

***

***

Doximity

doximity

Facebook

facebook

Yes

Yes

Fimnet

fimnet

***

***

Flickr

flickr

Foursquare

foursquare

Yes

Google+

googleplus

Yes

Yes

Instagram

instagram

Yes

Yes

LinkedIn

linkedin

Yes

Yes

LiveJournal

livejournal

MediKey

medikey

***

***

Medy

medy

***

***

Microsoft Account

microsoftaccount

Yes

Yes

Mixi

mixi

Yes

Yes

Odnoklassniki

odnoklassniki

Yes

Yes

OneKey

onekey

***

***

OpenID

openid

PayPal

paypal

***

***

QQ

qq

Yes

Renren

renren

Yes

Salesforce

salesforce

Yes

Sina Weibo

sina weibo

Yes

SoundCloud

soundcloud

Yes

Yes

Tencent Weibo

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tumblr

tumblr

Yes

Twitter

twitter

Yes

VK

vk

Yes

Yes

WeChat

wechat

Yes

WordPress

N/A

N/A

N/A

Xing

xing

Yes

Yahoo!

yahoo

Yes