Configuring Apple as a Federated Authenticator¶
This page guides you through configuring Apple as a federated authenticator in the WSO2 Identity Server.
Follow the steps below to configure the WSO2 Identity Server to authenticate users using their Apple credentials.
How it works¶
When a user attempts to log in to a client application through Apple Sign In:
- The client application initiates the authentication flow by communicating with the WSO2 Identity Server.
- WSO2 Identity Server redirects the user to the Apple Sign-In page.
- Apple authenticates the user and redirects the user back to the WSO2 Identity Server with an authorization code.
- WSO2 Identity Server sends the authorization code to the Apple Sign-In token endpoint and requests an ID token in return.
- Apple validates the client application's client ID, client secret, and authorization code and responds with an ID token, access token, and refresh token.
- WSO2 Identity Server validates the received ID token and extracts the authenticated user information.
- WSO2 Identity Server completes the authentication flow by redirecting back to the client application with the authenticated user information.
Before adding Apple as a federated authenticator on the WSO2 Identity Server, you need to register an application on the Apple Developer Portal and make sure you obtain the following:
- Client ID: This identifies the requests sent from WSO2 Identity Server to the application.
- Client Secret: This authenticates the requests sent from WSO2 Identity Server to the application.
- Callback URL: This is the URL to which Apple sends the response after authenticating the user.
Refer to Apple's official documentation for more details on registering an application on the Apple Developer portal.
Configuring the identity provider¶
To configure the WSO2 Identity Server as an identity provider that uses Apple for federated authentication:
On the Management Console, go to Identity > Identity Providers > Add.
The Add New Identity Provider screen appears.
Enter a meaningful name as the Identity Provider Name, e.g.,
Expand Federated Authenticators > OAuth2/OpenID Connect Configuration and enter the required values as given below.
Field Description Sample Value Enable OAuth2/OpenIDConnect Selecting this option enables OAuth2/OpenID Connect to be used as an authenticator for users provisioned to the WSO2 Identity Server. Selected Default Selecting this option signifies that OAuth2/OpenID Connect is used as the main/default form of authentication. Selecting this removes the selection made for any other Default checkboxes for other authenticators. Selected Client Id This is the
client keyof your Apple application.
Client Secret This is the
client secretof your Apple application.
Authorization Endpoint URL This is the authorization endpoint URL of Apple Sign In.
Token Endpoint URL This is the token endpoint URL of Apple Sign In.
Callback URL This is the URL to which the browser should be redirected after the authentication is successful. This should be the commonauth endpoint of Identity server.
Userinfo Endpoint URL This is not relevant for this feature. - OpenID Connect User ID Location This is not relevant for this feature. - Additional Query Parameters These are the additional query parameters that are necessary to authenticate users through Apple Sign In.
Enable HTTP basic auth for client authentication This is not relevant for this feature.
Make sure to keep it unselected.
You have successfully added the identity provider.
Apple expires the client secret after six months. See Apple Documentation for more information.
Configuring the service provider¶
To configure the client application as a service provider in WSO2 Identity Server:
On the WSO2 Identity Server Management Console, go to Identity > Service Providers > Add.
The Add New Service Provider screen appears.
Enter a meaningful name as the Service Provider Name text box and click Register. The Service Providers screen appears.
Expand the Inbound Authentication Configuration section and configure it based on the authentication protocol that is required for the client application.
If your client application uses OpenID Connect, click OAuth/OpenID Connect Configuration > Configure.
callback URLof your Apple application.
Click Register. You will be redirected to the Service Providers screen, which displays the
For more information on inbound authentication configurations, see Configuring Inbound Authentication for a Service Provider.
Expand Local and Outbound Authentication Configuration section, select Federated Authentication as the Authentication type and select the identity provider as
Click Update to save the changes.
You have now successfully added and configured the service provider. You can now log in to the client application with your Apple ID.Top