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In this guide, you will learn how to enable Twitter authentication and onboard dApp users.

Prerequisites

Note that some steps are performed using Twitter Developer Portal, others using Arcana Dashboard. After that simply integrate your dApp with the Arcana Auth SDK to trigger Twitter login and onboard users.

To enable Twitter based social authentication in Web3 applications, developers must perform these three steps before integrating with the Arcana Auth SDK.

Step 1: Use Arcana Dashboard

Go to the Arcana Dashboard: https://dashboard.arcana.network

Register your dApp by creating a new dApp entry and specifying a name using the 'Create New App' wizard.

Registering the Application

If you have already registered your dApp using Arcana Dashboard and obtained an App Address, you may skip this step.

Go to the Configure->Social Auth configuration section and copy the redirect URI value displayed there. This will be used in the next step to generate Twitter authentication credentials.

redirect_page

You can choose to use defaults for other settings or change them as per your use case. Refer to the how to configure dApp guide for details.

Do not close the dashboard browser tab. Open another tab and set up Twitter OAuth. Then come back to the Dashboard tab and complete the dApp configuration settings.

Step 2: Use Twitter Developer Console

Caution

The dApp developer is required to have a Twitter Developer Account. To configure and use the Twitter Developer Portal to generate Twitter OAuth credentials, you need to have Twitter Elevated Access.

Go to the Twitter Developer Portal and create a new application entry for setting up the OAuth credentials for your dApp.

twitter console

Select appropriate environment and create a new name for your dApp on the Twitter Developer Portal.

twitter new app entry

In the Keys and Tokens tab, you will see API Key and API Key Secret values are generated automatically for your newly created app entry. Make sure you copy both of these as they will be needed later for setting up Twitter in the Arcana Dashboard.

twitter keys and secret

After this, you need to select OAuth Setup as shown below and configure the Redirect URI and your website domain.

twitter redirect URI setup

When you click Setup, you will see OAuth options. For Type of App, select Web App option.

twitter web app option

In the App Info section, select the Redirect URI field. You need to specify your dApp callback URL in the Twitter settings as the redirect URI copied from the Arcana Developer Dashboard in the previous step. Twitter callback setting

Specify all the fields appropriately. Do not leave the optional fields empty.

  • Website domain
  • Organization details
  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policy

Caution

Arcana Auth SDK requires Twitter user's email ID in order to verify the logged in user's credentials. To enable this, Twitter makes it necessary that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service are appropriately provided while creating a new app entry. For details, see here.

Make sure you save all the settings.

Tip

If you miss copying the API Key and the API Key Secret earlier, you can go the App Settings section in the Twitter Developer Dashboard. Refer to the Keys and Tokens tab. You will see under the Consumer Keys section, there is an option to regenerate the API key and secret. Make sure you copy both these details.

These details will be required in the next step while completing the Arcana dashboard dApp configuration.

Step 3: Update Arcana Dashboard

Revisit the Arcana Developer Dashboard portal. Click on your app entry and visit the application dashboard. Click Configure->Social Auth in the LHS navigation bar. Refer to the "Twitter" settings and paste the API Key assigned by Twitter, in the previous step.

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Save the settings. Arcana Network assigns an App Address to every registered and configured dApp. You need to save this App Address and use it while integrating the dApp with the Auth SDK. App Address

You are all set with Twitter Setup. Integrate Web3 application with the Arcana Auth SDK and call social login function when the user chooses to log in.

Tip

The App Address is displayed on the top right of your dashboard.

You can revisit the Arcana Dashboard later to view and modify configuration settings.

Step 4: Integrate with Arcana Auth SDK and trigger Twitter login

Use instructions here to integrate with Arcana Auth SDK. After integration, use the following code to trigger social login for Twitter:

await auth.loginWithSocial('twitter')

Check if a user is logged in:

const connected = await auth.isLoggedIn()

Use other Auth SDK functions in your dApp. See Auth SDK Usage Guide for details.

Add code in the application to log out an authenticated user:

await auth.logout()

That is all!

Your dApp is all set for onboarding users via the Twitter authentication mechanism.

What's Next?

After enabling user sign-in via Twitter, you can allow authenticated users to access the Arcana wallet for signing blockchain transactions on any EVM-compatible network.

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Last update: January 11, 2023 by shaloo