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Solidus Social

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Social login support for Solidus. Solidus Social handles authorization, account creation and association through third-party services. Currently Twitter, Facebook, Github, Google OAuth2, and Amazon are available out of the box.


Add this extension to your Gemfile:

gem 'solidus_social'

Then run:

$ bundle && bundle exec rails g solidus_social:install
$ bundle exec rake db:migrate

This will install a new initializer config/initializers/solidus_social.rb into your project that allows you to setup the services you want configured for your app.

Optional: By default the login path will be '/users/auth/:provider'. If you want something else, configure it in config/initializers/solidus_social.rb.

Using OAuth Sources

Login as an admin user and navigate to Configuration > Social Authentication Methods

Click "New Authentication Method" and choose one of your configured providers.

You MUST restart your application after configuring or updating an authentication method.

Registering Your Application

Facebook, Twitter, Github, Google OAuth2, and Amazon are supported out of the box but, you will need to register your application with each of the sites you want to use.

When setting up development applications, keep in mind that most services do not support localhost for your URL/domain. You will need to us a regular domain (i.e. domain.tld, hostname.local) or an IP addresses ( Make sure you specifity the right IP address.


Facebook / Developers / Apps

  1. Name the app and agree to the terms.
  2. Fill out the capcha.
  3. Under the "Web Site" tab enter:
  • Site URL: http://yourhostname.local:3000 for development and http://your-site.com for production
  • Site domain: yourhostname.local and your-site.com respectively


Twitter / Application Management / Create an application

  1. Fill in the name and description.
  2. Fill in the rest of the details:
  • Application Website: http://yourhostname.local:3000 for development and http://your-site.com for production
  • Application Type: "Browser"
  • Callback URL: http://yourhostname.local:3000 for development and http://your-site.com for production
  • Default Access Type: "Read & Write"
  1. Save the application.


Github / Applications / Register a new OAuth application

  1. Name the application.
  2. Fill in the details
  • Main URL: http://yourhostname.local:3000 for development and http://your-site.com for production
  • Callback URL: http://yourhostname.local:3000 for development and http://your-site.com for production
  1. Click Create.


Amazon / App Console / Register a new OAuth application

  1. Register New Application.
  2. Name the Application, provide description and URL for Privacy Policy.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Add Your site under Web Settings > Allowed Return URLs (example: http://localhost:3000/users/auth/amazon/callback)

The app console is available at https://login.amazon.com/manageApps

Google OAuth2

Google / APIs / Credentials/ Create Credential

  1. In the APIs and Services dashboard, visit 'Credentials' on the side, then select 'Create Credentials' and 'Oauth client ID'.
  2. Name the Application, select "Web Application" as a type.
  3. Under "Authorized redirect URIs", add your site (example: http://localhost:3000/users/auth/google_oauth2/callback)

More info: https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/OAuth2

Other OAuth Providers

Other OAuth providers are supported, given that there is an OmniAuth strategy for them. (If there isn't, you can write one.)

LinkedIn Example

  1. Add gem "omniauth-linkedin" to your Gemfile and run bundle install.

  2. In config/initializers/solidus_social.rb add and initialize a new provider for SolidusSocial:

      config.providers = {
        # The configuration key has to match your omniauth strategy.
        linkedin: {
          api_key: ENV['LINKEDIN_API_KEY'],
          api_secret: ENV['LINKEDIN_API_SECRET'],
        # More providers here
  3. Activate your provider as usual.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Override the spree/users/social view to render OAuth links to display your LinkedIn link.
    • Include in your CSS a definition for .icon-spree-linkedin-circled and an embedded icon font for LinkedIn from Fontello (the way existing icons for Facebook, Twitter, etc are implemented). You can also override CSS classes for other providers, .icon-spree-<provider>-circled, to use different font icons or classic background images, without having to override views.


API documentation is available on RubyDoc.info.


See corresponding guidelines.

Copyright (c) 2014 John Dyer and contributors, released under the New BSD License