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Opauth plugin for CakePHP v3.x, allowing simple plug-n-play 3rd-party authentication with CakePHP

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CakePHP 3.x plugin for Opauth.

Opauth is a multi-provider authentication framework.


  • CakePHP >= v3.0
  • Opauth >= v1.0

Using Composer

You can install CakePHP-Opauth plugin directly from Composer at wouter0100/cakephp-opauth.

How to use

  1. Install this plugin using Composer, add "wouter0100/cakephp-opauth": "*" to your Composer file and execute composer update.

  2. Add this line to the bottom of your app's config/bootstrap.php:

    Plugin::load('Wouter0100/Opauth', ['routes' => true, 'bootstrap' => true]);
  3. Create a config/opauth.php file with the URL you wish to use for handeling the authentication data after opauth has run:

    $config['Opauth']['CompleteURL'] = '/auth/complete';

    You may want to add config/opauth.php to your gitignore, as the file will contain sensitive information.

  4. Load strategies using Composer for Opauth 1.0.0.

    Append configuration for strategies at your config/opauth.php file as follows:

    // Using Facebook strategy as an example
    $config['Opauth']['Strategy']['Facebook'] = [
         'app_id' => 'YOUR FACEBOOK APP ID',
         'app_secret' => 'YOUR FACEBOOK APP SECRET'
  5. Go to /auth/facebook to authenticate with Facebook, and similarly for other strategies that you have loaded.

  6. After validation, user will be redirected to '/auth/complete' (or whatever you chose in the opauth.php config file) with validated auth response data retrievable available at $this->response->data.

    To route a controller to handle the response, at your app's config/routes.php, add a connector, for example:

        ['controller' => 'Users', 'action' => 'complete']

    You can then work with the authentication data at, say src/Controller/UsersController.php as follows:

    namespace App\Controller;
    use App\Controller\AppController;
    class UsersController extends AppController
        public function complete()

    Note that this CakePHP Opauth plugin already does auth response validation for you with its results available as a boolean value at $this->request->data['validated'].

Issues & questions

Used this plugin in your CakePHP project? Let us know!


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Copyright © 2012-2015 U-Zyn Chua (http://uzyn.com), further mentained by Wouter van Os (http://wouter0100.nl)