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Add Google login

You can add Google login to your applications using WSO2 Identity Server and enable users to log in with their Google accounts.

Follow this guide for instructions.

Register WSO2 Identity Server on Google

You need to register WSO2 Identity Server as an OAuth2.0 application on Google.


For detailed instructions, you can follow the Google documentation.

  1. Go to the Google Developer console, create a new project, or select an existing project.

  2. If the APIs & services page isn't already open, do the following:

    1. Open the navigation menu and click View all products.

    View all products on the Google console

    1. Under Management, click APIs & Services.

    Select APIs & Services

  3. Go to the Credentials page, click Create Credentials, and select Oauth client ID.

    Select APIs & Services

  4. Configure your consent screen by clicking Configure Consent Screen and return to Create OAuth client ID screen once you are done.


    For more information, see User Consent

  5. Select the Web application as the application type.

  6. Provide a name for your app and the following URL as the Authorized Redirect URI of the application:

  7. Take note of the client ID and client secret generated for the application.

Register the Google IdP

Now, let's register the Google IdP in WSO2 Identity Server.

  1. On the WSO2 Identity Server Console, go to Connections.
  2. Click New Connections and select Google.
  3. Enter the following details of the Google identity provider and click Finish:

    Add Google IDP in WSO2 Identity Server

    Parameter Description
    Name A unique name for this Google identity provider.
    Client ID The client ID obtained from Google.
    Client secret The client secret obtained from Google.

When a user logs in with an external identity provider using the same email address registered in a local account, JIT-provisioning overrides the attributes of the local account with the attributes received from the external identity provider.

WSO2 Identity Server, by default, disables Just-In-Time (JIT) user provisioning for your external identity provider.

To enable JIT-provisioning,

  1. On the WSO2 Identity Server Console, click Connections and select the relevant connection.

  2. Go to the Just-in-Time Provisioning tab of the selected connection.

  3. Check/Uncheck the Just-in-Time (JIT) User Provisioning checkbox to enable/disable it.

    enable/disable JIT user provisioning

  4. Click Update to save the changes.


After the Google identity provider is created, go to the Settings tab and see the list of scopes to which Google has granted permissions.

  • email: Allows to view the user's email address.
  • openid: Allows authentication using OpenID Connect and to obtain the ID token.
  • profile: Allows to view the user's basic profile data.


WSO2 Identity Server needs these scopes to get user information. WSO2 Identity Server checks the attribute configurations of the application and sends the relevant attributes received from Google to the app. You can read the Google documentation to learn more.

Enable Google login

Before you begin

You need to register an application with WSO2 Identity Server. You can register your own application or use one of the sample applications provided.

  1. On the WSO2 Identity Server Console, go to Applications.
  2. Select your application, go to the Login Flow tab and add Google login from your preferred editor:

    1. Click Add Sign In Option to add a new authenticator to the first step.

    2. Select the Google connection.

    3. Click Confirm to add login with Google to the sign-in flow.

      Configuring Google login in WSO2 Identity Server using the Visual Editor


    It is recommended to add your social and enterprise connections to the first authentication step as they are used for identifying the user.

  3. Click Update to save your changes.

Try it out

Follow the steps given below.

  1. Access the application URL.
  2. Click Login to open the WSO2 Identity Server login page.
  3. On the WSO2 Identity Server login page, Sign in with Google.

    Login with Google

  4. Log in to Google with an existing user account.


When a user successfully logs in with Google for the first time, a user account is created in the WSO2 Identity Server Console with the Google username. This new user account will be managed by Google.

Configure connection

To learn more about other configurations available for the connection, refer to the add federated login documentation.