SocialSignin Provider Modules are thin wrappers around the corresponding Spring Social Modules which allow applications easy access to their chosen API clients for a number of common use-cases and simplify registration of Spring Social components with component scanning
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SocialSignin Provider Modules

SocialSignin Provider Modules are thin wrappers around the corresponding Spring Social Modules which allow applications easy access to their chosen API clients for a number of common use-cases.

Modules currently available

Dealing with API Clients directly instead of with connections

The common use-cases which are supported by these modules are:

  • Obtaining an API client for general non-user authorised use.
  • Obtaining an authenticated API client acting on behalf of the currently authenticated user
  • Obtaining an API client for authenticated api use on behalf of a given specified user.


* This component is provided by the SocialSignin Twitter module, and will be available for injection into
* your components by enabling component scanning for SocialSignIn modules
public class TwitterProviderService implements ProviderService<Twitter> {               

        public Twitter getAuthenticatedApi() {...}
        public Twitter getAuthenticatedApi(String userId) {...}
        public Twitter getUnauthenticatedApi() {...}
        public Twitter getApi(); {...}

Behind the scenes the module is obtaining the APIs from the underlying connections, reducing the need to work with the lower-level connection apis of spring social when an application simply wants to to deal with API Clients directly rather than connections to APIs.

Auto-Registration/Configuration of Spring Social provider-specific components

The modules enable the auto-configuration of the provider-specific components from Spring-Social and Spring-Social-Security through the setting of environment properties, and allow the component to be registered easily and via component scanning. eg.

                base-package="org.socialsignin.provider" />

This component scan:

  • Creates and auto-registers ConnectionFactory beans with ConnectionFactoryRegistry for any socialsignin-provider modules on the classpath - configured by properties set in the applications property file.
  • If your application uses Spring-Social-Security, this component scan also creates SpringSocialSecurityConnectInterceptors for any SocialSignin Provider modules on the classpath and makes a list of these interceptors available as a bean for injection into the ConnectController
  • Creates ProviderService beans for all SocialSignin providers on the classpath, available for injection into your components, giving access to the API Clients for the common use-cases.

Quickstart Implementations

Part of the usual setup for Spring Social is to configure your application with a UsersConnectionRepository implementation, and with an request-scoped ConnectionRepository associated with the currently authenticated user.

The default JdbcUsersConnectionRepository/JdbcConnectionRepository implementations require an application to configure datasources, and to populate the datasource with the authentication tokens for a provider connection.

To help developers get up and running quickly, this SocialSignin Provider module includes Quickstart implementations of these components ( QuickstartUsersConnectionRepository/QuickstartConnectionRepository ) which are simple in-memory versions.

Using these Quickstart versions means that developers don't need to create local persistence to get up and running, and that the repositories can be easily initialised with authentication tokens obtained for testing when in develoment mode.

Examples of Use

See SocialSignIn Showcase or SocialSignIn Roo Showcase for simple "hello world" applications using these modules.