This article provides a quick start guide for adding Yahoo! Login to Authress, so that your users can use their Yahoo! Account Login to authenticate into your software.
If you are looking to enable admin login access into the Authress Management Portal using your corporate IdP see the Authress Management Portal SSO Configuration.
In this guide we’ll set up Yahoo Accounts login. Setting up authentication requires the following parts:
- Authress-Yahoo OAuth configuration
- Yahoo Developer Network Registration
- Testing the configuration
Prerequisite: Yahoo Account + Yahoo Developer Network
In order to enable your users to log in with their Yahoo Account, you will first need a Yahoo account. You can do that by Registering for a Yahoo account.
Authress Connection configuration
The first step is enabling the Yahoo preconfigured Authress connection in the Authress Management Portal.
You will see there are the missing fields
Client ID and
Yahoo Client Registration
Now we can create a new Yahoo Application. This Yahoo Application is what your users will see when the choose to sign in with Yahoo.
Navigate to The Yahoo Developer Network to create an application.
- Enter a
Application Nameas Authress, and set the Homepage URL to be your application main page.
- Set the
Redirect URI(s)to be your Authress Custom Domain url. This is the domain you set up in your Authress account. We'll assume for this example it is
https://authress.company.comand therefore the redirect URI is
https://authress.company.com/login. This value is available in your new Authress Connection for Yahoo in the
Complete Setupsection of the connection from the previous step.
Enable OpenID Connection Permissions, and specify both Email and Profile as options.
Then click Create App.
Yahoo Service Client Configuration
Now that the App is created in Yahoo we can copy the
Client ID and the
Client Secret from the console and store it in Authress:
Validate the configuration
Now the setup is complete and you are ready to test connection. You can test the connection in the Authress Connection configuration by clicking
When everything is configured correctly you'll see the test login success screen: