WeChat

To set up WeChat as an identity provider, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the Janrain Dashboard (dashboard.janrain.com).
  2. On the property you want to configure, click the Manage Engage App button (Manage_SL_App_Icon).
  3. On the Providers tile, click the Manage Providers button (Manage Providers icon).
  4. In the Provider list on the right side of the page, click WeChat.
  5. Click Configure. The WeChat Setup Wizard is displayed.

    Set up your app to work with WeChat

    Figure 1: Set up your app to work with WeChat Page

  6. On the wizard, click the WeChat [developer account] link to create a WeChat developer account. Note: You will need a phone and ID from mainland China in order to sign up as a developer.
  7. On the wizard, click the WeChat [sign-in] link to sign in to WeChat.
    1. Navigate to the Control Center.
    2. To create an application, click the green button labeled Create a Web Application.
  8. On the wizard, click Next.

    Add app info and fill out registration form Page

    Figure 2: Add app info and fill out registration form Page

  9. On the app creation page:
    1. Name your app and add photos as instructed.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Add the Callback URL displayed on the wizard to the first field (labeled Authorized Callback URL).
    4. Download the WeChat registration form.
    5. Fill out the form as instructed.
    6. Upload it on the same form.
    7. Click the green button to submit your app for approval.
  10. On the wizard, click Next.

    Enter the app key and secret Page

    Figure 3: Enter the app key and secret Page

  11. After your app has been approved (which may take several days), on the wizard enter your app’s Application Key (app ID) and Application Secret (API Key).
  12. On the wizard, click Save.

    WeChat enabled Page

    Figure 4: WeChat enabled Page

  13. If you need to change these values, click Modify These Settings.
  14. On the wizard, click Close.

Your WeChat provider is now configured and available as an option for Social Login.