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Implementing OAuth SP-based SSO

This tutorial explains how to implement SSO with external OAuth service providers. As an example setup, you will be implementing your login with the following conditions:

  • Login will use GitHub OAuth authentication.
  • Users will sign up for a member account on Kuroco if they do not already have one.
  • New members will belong to the "guest" user group.

Due to changes in the GitHub specifications, the client ID and client secret acquisition methods may differ from this tutorial. For details, please check the latest information on the GitHub website.

Setting up your OAuth SP

1. Add an extended item in the member module for ID storage

To create an extended item for storing the GitHub token, go to [Member] -> [Member] in Kuroco's sidebar menu.

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On the member list screen, click the [Member] link above the page title and select [Advanced member settings] in the dropdown menu.

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On the advanced member settings screen, click [Configure extended item settings for members].

Image (fetched from Gyazo) Create a new entry with the settings below and click [Update] to save it.

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2. Configure your OAuth SP in Kuruco's admin panel

In the left sidebar menu, under "SETTINGS", click [External system integration] -> [OAuth SP].

fetched from Gyazo On the OAuth SP screen, click [Add] to open up the SSO OAuth SP editor screen.

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Login OAuth SP nameEnter a recognizable name for the OAuth SP.
Target domainAdmin panel
Automatic user registrationEnable this option and select "Guest" from the dropdown list.
Store the ID in Member Ext Col and link without using emailEnable this option and select [GitHub token] from the dropdown list.

Click [Add] at the bottom of the screen to save these settings.

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You will be redirected back to the OAuth SP list. Click the title of the entry you just created, and note down the login URL on the editor screen.

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3. Add OAuth apps on GitHub

Next, we will configure the GitHub settings. Go to GitHub's OAuth applications page and click [Register a new app].

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Application nameName of your app.
Homepage URLYour site URL.
Authorization callback URLYour login URL from Step 2.

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4. Generate a client secret on GitHub

From your OAuth apps page, click [Generate a new client secret].

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5. Update your OAuth SP settings on Kuroco

Return to your Kuroco admin panel. Click [External system integration] -> [OAuth SP] in the sidebar menu.

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Signing in via OAuth SP

After you've set up your target domain and SP settings in the admin panel, the "Login with your external account" option for your SP of choice will appear on your login screen.

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Retrieving your client ID and private key

The table below shows you where to get the client IDs and secret keys for the main identity providers available in Kuroco. Refer to this when you implement SSO with aother IdPs.

IdPURLVariable names
GitHub ID, client secret
Google ID, client secret
Facebook ID, app secret


You can implement OAuth SP-based SSO for services that are not listed in the type options by setting up a custom type. First, make sure the identity provider you are trying to connect to supports OAuth 2.0. Then, refer to the documentation of the IdP and configure the authentication in the SSO OAuth SP module.

To test if your settings are correct, click [Test] at the bottom of the SSO OAuth SP edit screen. This will verify the response from the identity provider and configure the parameters accordingly.

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You must save your settings before running the test. Unsaved cannot be tested.


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