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Adding Application Information for Social Sign In

Before users can log on to the Web Console by using an existing social media account, you must obtain an application key and application secret from the provider and associate them with specific Web Consoles.

Before You Begin

  1. Add the OAuth additional settings so that OAuth Application Settings is available from the CommCell section of the control panel.

    For information on adding the additional settings, see Enabling OAuth Application Settings.

  2. To obtain the application key and application secret, complete the setup required by the social media provider:

    For Google accounts, see Creating an OAuth Application in the Google Cloud Console.

  3. Deploy the Social Sign In Account Registration workflow.

    For information on the workflow, see Social Sign In Account Registration Workflow. For information on deploying a workflow, see Workflow Operations - Deploy a Workflow.

  4. If your provider has specific requirements regarding the format of URLs and your Web Console URL does not meet those requirements, you must updated the Microsoft C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file:
    1. On the computer you use to access the Web Console, open the Microsoft hosts file.
    2. Add an entry for the Web Server computer IP address and a URL that meets the provider requirements.

      For example: 172.20.10.5    abc.domain.com

    3. Save the changes to the hosts file.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Control Panel.
  2. In the CommCell section, click OAuth Application Settings.

    The OAuth Application Settings dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add Application Info dialog box is displayed.

  4. In the Application info section, enter the application information.

    The application key and the application secret are obtained through the provider.

  5. To associate the social media account with the Web Consoles in your environment, in the Associated Web Consoles section, click Browse to select the Web Consoles.

    Note: The URL should be in the following format: http://<HostName>:<Port>/webconsole, for example: http://client.mydomain.com:80/webconsole. The default port number is 80.

  6. Click OK.
  7. Restart the Tomcat services on the Web Console computer.

    For instructions on restarting the Tomcat service, see Restarting a Service.

Result

Users who log on to the Web Console can click a link to register their social media account. After the registration is approved, users can log on to the Web Console by using their social media account credentials.

For instructions on approving or denying a user, see Social Sign In Account Registration Workflow.