Before You Start

To configure Yahoo! as an identity provider, you need a Yahoo! Developer Network account. Instructions for creating this account are given in the following procedure.

Yahoo! Identity Provider Setup

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

  1. Sign in to the Janrain Dashboard (
  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 list on the right, click Yahoo!.
  5. Click Configure. The Yahoo! Setup Wizard appears.

    Figure 1: Yahoo! Setup Wizard, Generate a Yahoo! Application Page

  6. If you just created a Yahoo! account, or have not yet accessed the Yahoo! Developer’s Network, acquire a Yahoo! Developer Network account:
    1. Click the hyperlink. The page is displayed.
    2. On the page, in the User box on the upper-right corner of the page, select My Projects.
    3. Click Accept to agree to Yahoo!’s Terms of Use.
  7. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click Generate to create a Yahoo! application. The Allow RPXNOW to create a Yahoo! application for you page is displayed.

    Allow RPXNOW to create a Yahoo! application for you page

    Figure 2: Allow RPXNOW to create a Yahoo! application for you Page

  8. Click Allow. The Your Yahoo! application has been created! page is displayed.


    Figure 3: Your Yahoo! application has been created Page

  9. Click Close. If this does not close the page, click the window Close button.
  10. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click Next. The Verify Your Domain with Yahoo! page is displayed.


    Figure 4: Yahoo! Setup Wizard, Verify Your Domain with Yahoo! Page

  11. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click the domain verification page link. The Manage Your Domains page is displayed.


    Figure 5: Manage Your Domains Page

  12. On the Manage Your Domains page, click the Verify button next to your domain. The Verify Your Domain page appears.


    Figure 6: Verify Your Domain Page

  13. On the Verify Your Domain page, copy the filename from step 1 and paste it into the box on the Yahoo! Setup Wizard.
  14. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click Create File. If successful, the Verify Your Domain With Yahoo! page displays the new file name along with a Modify button.


    Figure 7: Yahoo Setup Wizard, Verify Your Domain with Yahoo! Page (file created)

  15. On the Verify Your Domain page, click Verify Domain. If successful, the message “Congratulations! YourDomainName was successfully verified! You may now delete the verification file.” is displayed on the page.
  16. On the Verify Your Domain page, click Close.
  17. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click Done. The Yahoo! is currently enabled page is displayed.


    Figure 8: Yahoo! Setup Wizard, Yahoo! Enabled Page

  18. On the Yahoo! Setup Wizard, click Close.

Yahoo! is now configured as an identity provider and is selectable on the Janrain Dashboard.