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Version: 10.x

Social Authentication

Under the hood this container uses Laravel Socialite.


In the following instructions we assume we have a fresh Apiato installation.

composer require apiato/social-auth-container

Now run php artisan migrate

Add this values to $fillable array in your User model

    protected $fillable = [        ...        'social_provider',        'social_nickname',        'social_id',        'social_token',        'social_token_secret',        'social_refresh_token',        'social_expires_in',        'social_avatar',        'social_avatar_original',        ...    ];

Optionally add this to your user transformer to add social auth fields to your user repsonses:

'social_auth_provider' => $user->social_provider,    'social_nickname' => $user->social_nickname,    'social_id' => $user->social_id,    'social_avatar' => [        'avatar' => $user->social_avatar,        'original' => $user->social_avatar_original,    ]

It is recommended to have 2 separate transformers (private & public) for the User e.g. UserPrivateProfileTransformer & UserTransformer and add above data to the private transformer not the public one. By doing it this way you can hide your User's personal data.

Default Supported Auth Provide#

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

How Social Authentication Works#

  1. The Client (Mobile or Web) sends a request to the Social Auth Provider (Facebook, Twitter...).
  2. The Social Auth Provider returns a Token.
  3. The Client makes a call to the server (our server) and passes the Token.
  4. The Server fetches the user data from the Social Auth Provider using Token.
  5. The Server create new User from the collected social data and return the Authenticated User (If the user already created then it just returns it).

Setup Social Authentication#

1) Create an App on the supported Social Auth provider.

For the callback URL you can use this Apiato web endpoint http://apiato.test/auth/{provider}/callback (replace the provider with any of the supported providers facebook, twitter,...).

2) For any supported provider you want to use, set Tokens and Secrets in the .env


3) Make a request from your client to get the oauth info.
Each Social provider returns different response and keys

Example Twitter Response:

{  "User": {    "tokentoken": "1212",    "tokentokenSecret": "3434",    "tokenid": "777",    "tokennickname": "John_Doe",    "tokenname": "John Doe",    "tokenemail": null,    "tokenavatar": "",    "tokenuser": "token",    "avatar_original": ""  }}

This step should be done by your client App, which could be a Web, Mobile or other kind of client Apps.

4) Use auth/{provider} route and the oauth info to make a call from your server to the Social Provider in order to get the User info. For more details about the auth/{provider} route parameters checkout the generated documentation or visit app/Containers/Vendor/Socialauth/UI/API/Routes/AuthenticateAll.v1.private.php.

5) The endpoint above should return the User and his Personal Access Token.

Example Google Response:

{    "data": {        // user data + additional social data if you have updated your transformer as mentioned above        .        .        .        "social_auth_provider": "google",        "social_id": "113834952367767922133",        "social_avatar": {            "avatar": "https:\/\/\/-OSItz6IHbSw\/AAA\/AMZuucltEs\/s96-c\/photo.jpg",            "original": "https:\/\/\/-OSItz6IHbSw\/AAA\/AMZuucltEs\/s96-c\/photo.jpg"        }    },    "meta": {        "include": [            "roles"        ],        "custom": {            "token_type": "personal",            "access_token": "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiJ9...."        }    }}

Support new Auth Provider#


This container works out of the box perfectly but if you want to change its configs or modify the codes you MUST follow these steps:

1- Copy the container from Vendor to AppSection (or any of your custom sections) of your project
2- Fix the namespaces
3- Remove apiato/social-auth-container dependency from project root composer.json

1) Pick an Auth Provider from the supported providers by Socialite.
2) Go to app/Containers/YourSection/Socialauth/Tasks/FindUserSocialProfileTask.php and support your provider.