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Get Your Application Keys
When you signed up for Auth0, a new application was created for you, or you could have created a new one.
You will need some details about that application to communicate with Auth0. You can get these details from the Application Settings section in the Auth0 dashboard.
You need the following information:
- Client ID
Configure Callback URLs
A callback URL is a URL in your application where Auth0 redirects the user after they have authenticated.
You need to whitelist the callback URL for your app in the Allowed Callback URLs field in your Application Settings. If you do not set any callback URL, your users will see a mismatch error when they log in.
Callback URLs are the URLs that Auth0 invokes after the authentication process. Auth0 routes your application back to this URL and appends additional parameters to it, including an access code which will be exchanged for an ID Token, Access Token, and Refresh Token.
Since callback URLs can be manipulated, you will need to add your application's URL to your application's Allowed Callback URLs for security. This will enable Auth0 to recognize these URLs as valid. If omitted, authentication will not be successful.
For Android, the callback URL will be in the format
YOUR_ANDROID_PACKAGE_NAMEis the Package Name for your application, such as
For iOS, the callback URL will be in the format
YOUR_BUNDLE_IDENTIFIERis the Bundle Identifier for your application, such as
Ensure that the Callback URL is in lowercase.
If you are using Visual Studio 2017, simply open the Package Manager Console (View -> Other Windows -> Package Manager Console), and install the package:
Alternatively, if you are using Visual Studio for Mac, please perform the following steps:
- With the project loaded in Visual Studio for Mac, Ctrl+click (or right click) on the Packages folder of the project in the Solution Pad, and select Add Packages...
- The Add Packages dialog will appear. Search and locate the package called
Auth0.OidcClient.iOSdepending on your platform.
- Tick the checkbox next to the package to select it, and click the Add Package button
To integrate Auth0 login into your application, instantiate an instance of the
Auth0Client class, configuring the Auth0 Domain and Client ID:
Then, call the
LoginAsync method which will redirect the user to the login screen. You will typically do this in the event handler for a UI control such as a Login button.
Handing the callback URL
After a user has logged in, they will be redirected back to your application at the Callback URL that was registered before. In both Android and iOS you need to handle this callback to complete the authentication flow.
Register an intent which will handle this callback URL. An easy way to do this is to register the intent on the same activity from which you called the
LoginAsync method to initiate the authentication flow.
YOUR_ANDROID_PACKAGE_NAME in the code sample above with the actual Package Name for your application, such as
com.mycompany.myapplication. Also ensure that all the text for the
DataPathPrefix is in lower case. Also, set
LaunchMode = LaunchMode.SingleTask for the
Activity, otherwise the system will create a new instance of the activity every time the Callback URL gets called.
Now write code to handle the intent. You can do this by overriding the
OnNewIntent method. Inside the method you need to call the
Send method on the
ActivityMediator to complete the authentication cycle:
Register the URL scheme for your Callback URL which your application should handle:
- Open your application's
Info.plistfile in Visual Studio for Mac, and go to the Advanced tab.
- Under URL Types, click the Add URL Type button
- Set the Identifier as
Auth0, the URL Schemes the same as your application's Bundle Identifier, and the Role as
This is an example of the XML representation of your
info.plist file after you have added the URL Type:
You need to handle the Callback URL in the
OpenUrl event in your
AppDelegate class. You need to notify the Auth0 OIDC Client to finish the authentication flow by calling the
Send method of the
ActivityMediator singleton, pass along the URL that was sent in:
Run the application
With the above code in place, a user can log in to your application using Auth0.
Accessing the User's Information
The returned login result will indicate whether authentication was successful and if so contain the tokens and claims of the user.
You can check the
IsError property of the result to see whether the login has failed. The
ErrorMessage will contain more information regarding the error which occurred.
Accessing the tokens
On successful login, the login result will contain the ID Token and Access Token in the
AccessToken properties respectively.
Obtaining the User Information
On successful login, the login result will contain the user information in the
User property, which is a ClaimsPrincipal.
To obtain information about the user, you can query the claims. You can, for example, obtain the user's name and email address from the
You can obtain a list of all the claims contained in the ID Token by iterating through the