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Welcome to Akeeba Social Login

A social login solution for Joomla!

What does it do?

This solution lets users link their social media (Facebook, Google, GitHub, Twitter, ...) account to your site. Users can then log in using their social media account on your site. A typical use case for that is Facebook login.

Moreover, it allows new users to register to your site using their social media account. For example, someone can create a user account on your site using their Facebook login. This is faster for the user and easier for you, since the email address of the user has already been verified by the social network.

Finally, you can use the Social Login system to implement any kind of off-site authentication, such as integrating with a Single Sign-On solution.

Why use social login on your site.

Simply put: because it's easier for your target audience. Easy for the user = profit for the site.

In this time and age it's more than likely that most of your users will have a social media account such as Facebook, Google or Twitter. It's also very likely that they are already logged into it constantly. Allowing them to register and / or log into your site with their social media account reduces user friction, making it easier to use your site therefore increasing engagement and, ultimately, revenue.

First steps

We recommend reading the following pages in order:

Found a bug?

Please check out the existing issues. If nobody else has already reported it and you are certain it is a bug feel free to file an issue. The issue template will guide you in providing the necessary information to submit a useful issue report.

We kindly request that you do not file GitHub issues for generic support requests, off-topic questions or vague issues which require a psychic to decipher. Those issues will be closed and most likely locked without a response.

Have a suggestion?

If you have a suggestion for a feature which would benefit everyone file an issue and make your case about the feature you have in mind. Better yet, send in a PR with its implementation.

If you have a suggestion about something which would benefit only you / your organization / a very limited number of people please get in touch with us through our site's Contact Us page. If it's an interesting project we may consider it. We have very limited time so we apologize in advance if we have to turn down your project.

For developers

If you want to build the packages yourself please consult the Building the packages page.

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