Technical Documentation

OAuth on Android using the Public API

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This guide is for an app developer who needs to integrate with Zephr’s OAuth social sign-in.

Prerequisites

Configure the OAuth client ID and secret for the providers you are using, details on how to can be found on the OAuth 2.0 page.

Add the Android redirect URI to your Zephr Site (UI for this pending).

This should be either:

Add the Zephr OAuth callback address to your OAuth providers allowed redirects list.
GET https://mysite.com/blaize/oauth/<provider>/android/callback

The documentation for the Zephr Public API can be found on the Zephr Support Site here.

Implementation

Start the OAuth flow by opening a custom chrome tab with the following Public API call:
GET https://mysite.com/blaize/oauth/<provider>?client_type=android

This will redirect the browser to the provider’s OAuth page for the user to authenticate, and will redirect back to the Zephr OAuth callback endpoint upon completion.

A list of providers and how to configure them can be found on the OAuth with the Public API page.

There are 3 possible outcomes from the OAuth flow callback:

  • Login successful
  • Partial Registration
  • Failure

Login successful

If the user either already exists in the Zephr User store or if there are no required registration fields, a user will be successfully logged in and a Zephr session ID will be returned.

Example response:
<redirecturi>?action=login&status=success&tracking_id=1234&session_id=1234

Partial Registration

If the user accepts the authentication request but Zephr does not have all the information to create the account in the Zephr User store, a partial registration will return a state key that can be used to fully register a user with the missing registration fields.

Example response:
<redirecturi>?action=register&status=partial&state_key=1234&identifier=user@example.com

Using the state_key returned by the callback, the required fields can be sent to fully register a user.

POST https://mysite.com/blaize/register
{
    "validators": {
        "token_exchange": "<state_key>"
    },
    "attributes": {
        "first-name": "Example",
        ...
    }
}

Failure

The user denied the authentication request or something went wrong.

Example response:
<redirecturi>?action=login&status=failure&message=...

An example login Android project is available here for reference.