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play-authenticate - An extensible authentication plugin for Play 2.0 (Java)

This plugin uses concepts from securesocial2 and Play20StartApp and provides a sample containing code from deadbolt2.

Version information

Play Authenticate currently needs Play! Framework 2.0.2 or later

Live demo

You can find a live demo on heroku and there are some screens on our website.


  • Fully customizable and localizable controllers and views (e.g. Play Authenticate allows you to define your own controllers and views for every visual step of the signup and/or log in process)
  • Completely dynamic URL generation for all views (uses the route file - means you can adapt the look and feel as much as you like).
    • The sample shows how to do this with Twitter bootstrap
  • Linking of accounts (e.g. one local user with multiple authentication providers)
    • Linking can be done automatically or after asking the user (default)
  • Merge detection (e.g. a user created two unconnected local accounts)
    • Account merge can be done automatically or after asking the user (default)
  • Tight deadbolt2 authorization integration (Sample included).
  • HTTPS support (for OAuth2 redirect links and email verification).
  • Verification email used by Email/Password provider is fully customizable and localizable and can be sent in either text or HTML or both.


As of now, the following authentication providers are supported out of the box:

  • Google (OAuth2)
  • Facebook (OAuth2)
  • Foursquare (OAuth2)
  • Twitter (OAuth1)
  • OpenID (experimental)
  • Email/Password (with email verification, password security/encryption is fully customizable)
  • Your very own authentication provider (LDAP, DB, you-name-it) via an extensible, easy-to-use plugin mechanism based on Play Plugins

The included sample application shows how to use all of those providers.


  • English
  • German (as of 2012-07-09)
  • Polish (as of 2012-08-03)


  • 0.2.0-SNAPSHOT [2012-08-01]
    • Add twitter provider (many thanks to Fred Cecilia (@naiky) for the intial version)
  • 0.1.9-SNAPSHOT [2012-07-16]
    • Fix for invalid locale formats (e.g. en-GB) coming from Google and/or facebook OAuth.
  • 0.1.8-SNAPSHOT [2012-07-12]
    • Change: Password auth provider now gets Context passed in buildLoginAuthUser and buildSignupAuthUser so you can get the locale of the user signing up for example. This change affects prior written auth providers based on UsernamePasswordAuthProvider - see the sample app or just add an additional Context parameter to fix it.
    • More localization (emails, parts of navigation)
    • Fix of LocaleIdentity implementation for facebook and google.
  • 0.1.7-SNAPSHOT [2012-07-09]
    • i18n message bundle update, email formatting, use play-easymail module, fix when user has not set an email and tries to log in via password
  • 0.1.6-SNAPSHOT [2012-07-07]
    • fix bugs, added setting for overriding the redirect_uri callback for OAuth providers to enable usage through CDNs, etc.
  • 0.1.5-SNAPSHOT [2012-07-05]
    • password reset, password change, email verification
  • 0.1.4-SNAPSHOT [2012-06-29]
    • bug fixes, nice message page if OAuth access gets denied and most important support for play 2.0.2
  • 0.1.3-SNAPSHOT [2012-06-27]
    • bug fixes, state parameter for OAuth2 providers
  • 0.1.2-SNAPSHOT [2012-06-25]
    • bug fixes
  • 0.1.1-SNAPSHOT [2012-06-24]
    • lots of options, refined interface for sample app, etc.
  • 0.1.0 [2012-06-19]
    • Initial release


Copyright (c) 2012 Joscha Feth

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


An authentication plugin for Play Framework 2.0 (Java)




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