Social Authorization 3.0.5
Neat and easy to use component, which allows your users to login with their accounts in different social networks. It has lot of options to suit all your possible needs, including custom avatars and profile links.
- Available networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Instagram, VKontakte, Mail.ru, Odnoklassniki
- Easy installation and setup. Must read the instructions though!
- All social networks can be merged with existing Joomla account.
- User social connections stored in database, which allows to quick login from any location.
- Requests user's email, if certain social network doesn't provide it.
- Custom avatar and profile link from different community components (JomSocial, CB, Kunena etc.) can be set instead of network's default.
- Optionally display standard login form along with social icons.
- Connections journal, where you can remove any social network connection for any user.
- No monthly costs! No user limits! Not dependent on any library!
- Absolutely fault safe from any popup blockers or tabbed windows.
- Supports quick login and registration in OpenCart based components (AceShop, MijoShop, JooCart). NEW!
- Any other network can be added by your request!
- Minor bug fixes for Facebook API.
- FIXED: Facebook "username is deprecated" issue.
- FIXED: Access check for admin pages in Joomla 2.5 doesn't work properly.
- FIXED: Successful authentication in Joomla sometimes not remembered properly.
- ADDED: Permissions to restrict Social Authorization content management in back-end.
- ADDED: New version checker on extension's back-end main page.
- FIXED: Undefined error message on some actions.
- FIXED: Avatar type not properly selected, when user logged in from external component.
- FIXED: Twitter SSL related issues.
- Increased compatibility with other extensions.
- ADDED: Support for OpenCart based components (AceShop, MijoShop, JooCart).
- FIXED: Wrong page heading display.
- FIXED: AJAX requests return bad data on multilingual sites.
- FIXED: Wrong redirection behavior.
- Minor bug fixes and layout tweaks.
- Language files modified. Update your translations correspondingly.
- ADDED: EasySocial avatars support.
- FIXED: Page heading not displayed properly on merge/page.
- FIXED: Double "view" option in URL to merge/profile page, when Social Authorization has menu item.
- FIXED: Redirect on login always redirected to merge/profile page.
- FIXED: Avatar not properly selected, when merging accounts.
- FIXED: Wrong path to default avatar.
- Minor layout tweaks.
- Absolutely new extension concept: now it's not just module, but a component with new features and extra networks.
Why is it better, than other similar extensions?
There're lot of extensions with similar functionality nowadays, but in most cases they are either awkward or have ridiculous limitations. For example, OneAll and LoginRadius, which have its mods for Joomla, allow you to have only small number of connections for free and the rest is billed monthly. There're other limitations as well, including providers number and layout customization. Social Authorization component doesn't have any limitations and can be customized any way you like. It also doesn't depend on any external library and works with network APIs directly, which greatly increases stability and control. No more problems with popup blockers and tabbed windows.
You can find social networks icons on the top of any page of our site. Don't be shy, click any icon you like and test, how it works! Back-end can be tested on our demo site (username: demo, password: demo).
Compatibility: 2.5 & 3.0
Frequently asked questions
Please, read the list of most popular questions below, before you ask for support. It'll save all of us some time.
I don't know, how to setup your extension! Nothing works!
This is why we, developers, usually write instructions. You'll find them at the bottom of this page.
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Every purchased extension has 180 days of absolutely free support and upgrades. Feel free to contact us, if you have any issues or ideas.
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Please, read the instructions below before enabling this extension. It was tested a thousand times and we assure you, it DOES work.
Step 1: Installation and settings
Install extension as usual and setup desired services.
Go here, click "Apps" button at the top and choose "Create a New App" menu item. Enter application name, choose category and click "Continue". In application settings click "Add platform", choose "Website" and enter your site URL. Save application. Now get App ID and App Secret on the same page and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Facebook login.
Go here and create new application. Fill all the fields and put this as Callback URL:
Now take Consumer Key and Consumer Secret and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Twitter login.
Now get Client ID and Client Secret and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Google login.
Go here and create application. Fill the bunch of info according to your liking and put this as OAuth 2.0 redirect_uri:
Save application and look for OAuth Keys. Grab API Key and Secret Key on application page and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable LinkedIn login.
Go here, click "Register a New Client" button and fill out the form. Enter application name, site address and put this as OAuth redirect_uri:
Save app, take Client ID and Client Secret and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Instagram login.
Go here and create new application. Choose Web-Site as type, enter name, site address and base domain. On the next page get Application ID and Secret Key and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable VKontakte login.
Go here and create new site (not application). Enter name and site address and click Continue. On the next page download receiver.html file, put it to yoursite.com/receiver.html and click Continue. Now get Application ID, Private Key and Secret Key and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Mail.ru login.
Go here, register as a developer and wait until you request is approved. Now go to your applications page (Games ->My Uploaded Games) and click "Add App", choose "External application" and fill the form completely (including image links!). You'll receive email shortly (never EVER delete it, because there's no way to get application data any other way!). Get Application ID, Public Key and Secret Key from email and enter them in corresponding fields in component settings. Enable Odnoklassniki login.
If you've done everything right, you'll be able to login via any listed network without any problems.
Step 2: Additional info
Please, note the information below:
- You MUST set $live_site variable in your Joomla configuration.php file, otherwise you'll get wrong redirect URLs.
- Note, that URL with and without www means A LOT for most networks.
- If something doesn't work, triple check your extension and applications settings and permissions.
- This extension may stop to work, if network's developers will change something in their API. In this case, wait for the next update.
Step 3: Enjoy