Authentication: Google / Facebook / Github / Linkedin / DropBox / Windows / VK / authentication

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Sign-in with your Google / Facebook / Github / Linkedin / Windows Live / VK / account. The first time you sign-in, a new account is created.
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Warning for Facebook users: I have been alerted that the current install of this plugin will stop working with Facebook API 2.2 the 27 March (it was already not working for the facebook API 2.8 and later). Unhappily I do not foresee any fix to this issue. However I will be happy to merge a pull request.

No new versions are planned starting from Moodle 3.3: starting from Moodle 3.3, Oauth2 should be implemented in Moodle core. It will require you to upgrade to Moodle 3.3 and switch to the Oauth2 core authentication (and probably do some migration), but it is a great news as authentication is a really sensible matter and having Oauth2 plugins in core will guarantee their maintenance. So starting from Moodle 3.3 I recommend to use the new Oauth2 core plugins (( ) . Missing core providers will likely be implemented by someone and publish in plugin repository. There will probably be a new Oauth2 categories in the Moodle plugin repository. wait and see...


  1. add the plugin into /auth/googleoauth2/
  2. in the Moodle administration, enable the plugin (Admin block > Plugins > Authentication)
  3. in the plugin admin page, follow the displayed instructions.

I also created a free mini-course on how to install a Moodle plugin using Oauth2 plugin as example.

Documentation and support

You can search in all existing issues on Github. Go to the issues page, next to the filter button there is a search field. Remove the default content, type your keywords and press enter.

There is a FAQ too.

Facebook API 2.8 breaking changes

Unfortunately Facebook changed the API in its 2.8 version and it is not compatible with the plugin. So if you don't have an old Facebook API key, if you create a new key for Facebook, then it won't work with this plugin. I hope to get it in the next big update for the plugin 3.0 version but for the moment I can not set any date on when it will be released. Any financial help from big company/university using the plugin is more than welcome. We have a lot to do on the plugin from fixing Facebook, security issue, upgrading to the last maintained PHPleague Oauth2 clients lib, making it look better on Moodle 3.2 Boost theme... Cheers, Jerome.

Alternative plugins

There are many alternatives to this plugin, if you have any trouble with this plugin it may be a good idea to try them:


This plugin is part of set OAuth2.


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  • Picture of Bert van der Hooft
    Mon, 17 Oct 2016, 7:12 PM
    Dear Jérôme,

    Trying to get linkedin authentication working. But whatever I do I get the message "invalid redirect_url...." of an authentication error.
    Could you help: which field in Linkedin register application page must be set whit which value. You short description in the settings confuses me.

    Best regards,

  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 10:45 AM
    Hi Bert,
    the problem with Oauth2 is that the providers change **very** regularly the way they implement it and even more the way you set it up. We (the "we" of likely no-one is going to do it - equivalent to someone needs ... :D) "just" (another funny word smile) need to update the plugin as it goes. From memory, one thing I remember happening twice with providers returning "invalid redirect_url" was because the providers decided that from now the redirect_url needed to be HTTPS otherwise they refused to authenticate the user. I would check that if I were you, maybe it will solve your issue... sorry to not be more helpful to you at this time. I do want to give a lot of time to the plugin and to put up with some good - long time required - maintenance.
  • Picture of Rafael Lopes Computel
    Fri, 28 Oct 2016, 3:05 AM
    Hi, i can't login with facebook. Any help?

    Error message:
    "The site succeed to connect to the selected provider but failed to retrieve your user details. If you are using Google, check that your site administrator has enabled the Google+ API in the Google developer console. It is the most common reason for this error."
  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Thu, 3 Nov 2016, 3:48 PM
    Hi guys, Facebook is not working with Facebook API 2.8. So basically if you have an old API key for an old Facebook API it is working otherwise we'll have to wait the next plugin big update (unfortunately due to no free time from my side, it is not planned and has no date).
  • Picture of david gerber
    Sat, 24 Dec 2016, 7:52 AM
    Having issues with iptables and this plugin--I can't figure out what to open up so it gets through iptables -- works fine until i provide a cleanup drop command, but it then gets dropped with this error: Exception - [curl] 6: Could not resolve host: [url]
  • Picture of Emanuele Aloi
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 10:56 PM
    Hello everybody,

    For an Academic Research, I'm trying to find a way to ask users permission to view their "facebook likes". Until now it seemed to understand that it must necessarily use Graph API.
    This plugin could help me in any way?

    thank you,
  • Picture of Edmund Evangelista
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 5:34 PM
    Is there a way using sql script to determine the number of files uploaded by a faculty in a course through Dropbox and Google Drive?
  • Picture of Sebastian Castellanos
    Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 11:59 PM
    Hi, Thanks for the plugin! is working perfect, I've configured for facebook and for gmail.
    The information that I'm retrieving is very basic, like name, lastname and photo. Exist any way to get more details, al least telephone ?
    O where is the code that interact with the api of facebook and gmail, maybe I can add more fields .


  • Picture of Craig Hamer
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 5:53 PM
    I am attempting to isolate users of Oauth2 that are using facebook authentification. Is there a way to find just these users?
  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 6:01 PM
    Hi Craig, yes you should be able to find this information in the plugin database table (look in db/install.xml to see the structure)
  • Picture of Craig Hamer
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 8:05 PM
    Would this be on the server? I am not an admin, and we are without an admin at the moment. How can I find this file?
  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 8:58 AM
    Hi Craig, unfortunately only someone with a minimum of administration experience can access the information about who use what. Maybe your administrator installed something like phpmyadmin which allows you to access the database table from a web interface (but if you don't not what you are doing you probably want to stay away from touching the DB). In any case you want to have a look at the tables mentioned in

  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 9:08 AM
    in my last comment " In any case" should be read "would you go this way".
  • Picture of Craig Hamer
    Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 4:09 PM
    Are you available to work on this if I give you access and what would that cost? is my email.
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