imgur (oauth2)

Authenticate NGINX Plus with imgur (oauth2) using Auth0

  • Authentication as a service
  • Easy to integrate
  • Customizable
  • Secure token auth

Setup your application's code

Add the following lines to your base code

# frontend.conf
# auth_jwt_claim_set $claim_name https://namespace/key;

server {
    include conf.d/openid_connect.server_conf; # Authorization code flow and Relying Party processing
    error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log debug;  # Reduce severity level as required

    listen 8010; # Use SSL/TLS in production
    location / {
        # This site is protected with OpenID Connect
        auth_jwt "" token=$session_jwt;
        error_page 401 = @do_oidc_flow;

        #auth_jwt_key_file $oidc_jwt_keyfile; # Enable when using filename
        auth_jwt_key_request /_jwks_uri; # Enable when using URL

        # Successfully authenticated users are proxied to the backend,
        # with 'sub' claim passed as HTTP header
        proxy_set_header username $jwt_claim_sub;
        proxy_set_header x-email $jwt_claim_email;
        #proxy_set_header x-custom $claim_name;             # namespaced claim

        proxy_pass http://my_backend; # The backend site/app

        access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main_jwt;

Create an Application Auth0 dashboard

Create an Application in Auth0 dashboard

Install the Custom Social Connection extension under


List the app under the Installed Extensions tab Click on the Custom Social ConnectionsInstalled Extensions tab

Create a imgur (oauth2) connection under Custom Social ConnectionsAuthorize the Custom Social Connections app

Configure your connection settings and enable your application under the Apps tabConfigure Social Connection Settings

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