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Steam Setup

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Configuring Steam for apps using global keys differs from apps using app-specific keys.


  • Log in to the Arcana Developer Dashboard:

  • Before you can configure, the app should be registered by creating a new app entry in the dashboard through the 'Create New App' wizard.

Register & Configure

Each app is assigned a unique Client ID upon registration. A default Testnet configuration is linked with the registered app. No social authentication providers are enabled for the app. Passwordless login is enabled for all registered apps automatically.

A registered app can be deployed only at the Arcana Testnet. Developers must create a Mainnet profile using the Arcana Developer Dashboard to deploy a registered app on the Mainnet. Each profile can use identical or different Social Auth settings.

App Identifier
Unique App Identifier: ClientID

Global Keys

Apps that require global keys feature do not need to configure the Social Auth settings in the Arcana Developer Dashboard.

User onboarding via Steam is automatically turned on for the app when global keys are enabled.

Global Keys Setting
Global Keys Setting

Global Keys Configuration Change

In the earlier versions of the Arcana Auth SDK, apps using global keys were required to configure Social Auth settings for the providers. This behavior has changed in the latest release of the Arcana Auth SDK.

If an app was configured for any social login providers and switches over from app-specific to global keyspace later, the Social Auth settings will be disabled altogether.

Global Keys, Social Auth Settings Disabled
Global Keys: Social Auth Settings Disabled

App-specific Keys

Follow these steps to configure the Social Auth settings and enable user onboarding via Steam. It requires developers to use the Arcana Developer Dashboard and the Steam Community Site.

Step 1: Get Redirect URI

Select the app in the Manage Apps dashboard screen and click Testnet/Mainnet to configure Steam in the respective configuration profile. Go to Configure > Social Auth. Copy the redirect URI shown on the top right.

Copy the Redirect URI

Do not close the Social Auth browser tab in the Arcana Developer Dashboard. Open another tab to access the Steam Community Site and obtain an API Key.

Step 2: Get Steam API Key

Steam API Key

Developers must have a Steam account and have at least $5 worth of purchased games in the account before they can obtain the Steam API Key.

Go to the Steam Community Site. Login to your account.

Steam Community Site
Steam Login

Access Steam API Key

Make sure you do not have a Steam limited account otherwise you cannot access the API Key. Refer to Steam FAQ for more details.

Register for a new Steam Web API Key. Provide the app domain name as input to access your API Key.

Steam Domain Settings
Access Steam API Key

Copy the Steam API Key for your app domain. It will be required in the next step while completing the app configuration using the Arcana Developer Dashboard.

Steam Domain Settings
Copy Steam API Key

Step 3: Update Steam Social Auth Settings

In the Arcana Developer Dashboard, click Configure > Social Auth. Refer to the empty fields next to the "Steam" setting. Paste the Steam API Key obtained in the previous step in the "Steam" field.

Steam Config Dashboard
Dashboard: Update Steam API Key

Save the Social Auth settings.

You are all set with the Steam configuration!

Last update: March 15, 2024 by shaloo, shaloo