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

Maintained by Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac Jérôme Mouneyrac
Sign-in with your Google / Facebook / Github / Linkedin / Windows Live / VK / account. The first time you sign-in, a new account is created.

This plugin adds the "Sign-in with Google / Facebook / Github / Linkedin / Windows Live  / VK /" buttons on the login page. The first time a user login,  a new Moodle account is created.


  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

Visit the Github web page.

You can also 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.

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Like the plugin on (the Add to my Favorites link on this page) and check who contributed to the plugin development in the landing page. Thanks guys!

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 Dinis Medeiros
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 8:05 AM
    Can't login with Microsoft. Google and Facebook OK. Any help?
  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 6:58 AM
    Any help for this? Using hotmail account!!!
    We're unable to complete your request
    Microsoft account is experiencing technical problems. Please try again later.
  • Picture of Pedro Contreras
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 1:39 AM
    Is there any way to configure this plugin so that the new user can use her/his email as username insted of the prefix? Thank you.
  • Picture of Jay Pfaffman
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016, 2:16 AM
    I've configured Facebook, Gmail, and Github. I don't get any errors, but after I log in and give the app permission, it returns to the home page with "You are not logged in." Do I have to do something to allow accounts to be created? Do I have to use https?
  • Picture of Rajesh Kumar
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 11:10 AM
    Great plugin!

    But there is a small mistake in documentation. For Messenger redirect domain should be your website name + "/auth/googleoauth2/microsoft_redirect.php". For e.g if your website is then redirect url should be "
  • Picture of Alosies George
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016, 4:35 PM
    We have been quite happy with this plugin. We moved to a new hosting account and from then facebook login redirects to the same page and prompts from log-in again. Please see this screencast -

    Has anybody faced a similar problem? Please help
  • Picture of Ken Task
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 12:33 AM
    Been using this plugin ... good work!
    However, am seeing this in apache error logs of server now (broken down for readability - sorry for length):
    Linux CentOS el5PAE PHP 5.5.34 Moodle 3.0.3+ (Build: 20160407)

    core\\event\\user_loggedin Object
    [data:protected] => Array\
    [eventname] => \\core\\event\\user_loggedin
    [component] => core
    [action] => loggedin
    [target] => user
    [objecttable] => user
    [objectid] => 837
    [crud] => r
    [edulevel] => 0
    [contextid] => 1
    [contextlevel] => 10
    [contextinstanceid] => 0
    [userid] => 837
    [courseid] => 0
    [relateduserid] => [anonymous] => 0
    [other] => Array
    [username] => social_user_2
    [timecreated] => 1460649341
    [logextra:protected] => [context:protected] => context_system Object
    [_id:protected] => 1
    [_contextlevel:protected] => 10
    [_instanceid:protected] => 0
    [_path:protected] => /1
    [_depth:protected] => 1
    [triggered:core\\event\\base:private] => 1
    [dispatched:core\\event\\base:private] =>
    [restored:core\\event\\base:private] => [recordsnapshots:core\\event\\base:private] => Array
    Thanks, in advance, for any clue! ;)
  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Sun, Apr 24, 2016, 7:03 AM
    I got it working!!
    For Messenger redirect domain should be your website name + "/auth/googleoauth2/messenger_redirect.php". For e.g if your website is then redirect url should be "
  • Picture of Jeff Long
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 9:39 PM
    Moodle Upgraded to version 3.0.3, now Google OAuth2 is no longer working.
    Has any one experienced any issues with version 3.0.3 and OAuth2 2.2???
  • Picture of Ana Retreva
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 10:39 PM
    Hi all! We get this error: auth_googleoauth2/couldnotgetuseremail

    More information about this error
    Debug info:
    Error code: couldnotgetuseremail
    $a contents:
    Stack trace:

    line 190 of /auth/googleoauth2/auth.php: moodle_exception thrown
    line 89 of /login/index.php: call to auth_plugin_googleoauth2->loginpage_hook()

    This happen when trying to connect with facebook

    Could you please help me? It would be apprecited, I've spent too many hours around this problem

  • Picture of Jérôme Mouneyrac
    Sun, Jun 12, 2016, 7:39 PM
    Hi guys, don't forget to search for existing issues on and add issue report on Github too when you can not find a solution.

    Plugin developers can not disable comments on their plugin page, and having both these comments and github issues make things difficult to manage for me, and even more annoying for you as you may miss information here or on Github (depending what you check).

    So to summarize, let's all use Github, it is much easier to search for an existing issue reports there.

    Cheers smile
  • Picture of Ziyad Muslat
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 1:25 AM
    We use hidden categories to control who can see live courses. The issue is for students that are added in moodle manually, they would not see a course in a hidden category unless they are enrolled the course. However, users who are using this plugin can see these courses ( though they cannot enroll), but we want them to not be able to see these courses completely.
    Our site assigns the "Authenticated user at front page" to all users by default, but this doe not seem to be applied to the social users.

    Does anyone have a solution? Does the plugin assign a specific role to users who login using their social media plugin?
  • Picture of Joenn Aquilino
    Sun, Sep 4, 2016, 11:26 AM

    First off, I would like to say that this is such a great plugin, thanks!
    I've a question, would it be possible to change the button's location?

  • Picture of Bert van der Hooft
    Mon, Oct 17, 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, Oct 18, 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.
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