Twitter social sign in

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You can enable users to sign up and sign in using their Twitter credentials. To enable this, you’ll need a Twitter developer account and some developer know-how.

Create a Twitter app

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Sign up for a Twitter developer account and add your app.

If you are signing up for the first time, you will be prompted to add an app. If you already have Twitter apps, you’ll need to create a project and then add the new app within that project.

Get the Kinde callback URL

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  1. In Kinde, go to Settings > Authentication.
  2. In the Social connections section, select Add connection.
  3. In the window that appears, select Twitter, then select Save. Twitter now appears in the list of Social connections.
  4. On the Twitter tile, select Configure.
  5. Scroll to the Callback URL section and copy the URL.

Set up your Twitter app

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  1. Sign in to the Developer Twitter Portal.
  2. In the side menu, select Projects & apps and then select your app.
  3. In the User authentication settings section, select Set up.
  4. Set the App Permissions.
  5. Switch on Request email from users.
  6. Select the Type of App as Native app.
  7. Enter the Kinde callback URL you copied earlier.
  8. Enter your Kinde domain URL, e.g.
  9. Enter details in other fields if you wish.
  10. Select Save.
  11. Select the Key and tokens tab at the top of the page.
  12. Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from the Oauth2.0 section and paste them into a text doc or other place where you can get them again later.

View Twitter’s docs for more info about Twitter authentication.

Add Twitter credentials to Kinde

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  1. In Kinde, go to Settings > Authentication.
  2. In the list of Social connections, select Configure on the Twitter tile.
  3. Paste the Client ID and Client secret from the Twitter app into the relevant fields.
  4. Select which applications will allow users to sign in with Twitter.
  5. Select Save.

Users will now see Twitter as an option to sign up and sign in to the selected applications.

When an email is not provided

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Twitter does not require an email for sign up, but Kinde does. So if a user signs up with Twitter and an email is not detected, we will ask for one.

The user only needs to provide their email once, then they can sign in via Twitter without disruption.

If the email they provide is already detected in Kinde, we will automatically link the accounts so as not to duplicate.

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