Social login popular among customers due to a faster registration process (almost no additional information is needed), and you can save the time of remembering all your accounts. However, before creating a social login in Magento 2, you have to connect to the API of other social networks such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. But do you know how to configure Vkontakte API in Magento 2?
When entering social networks, you need to create an external application to connect your website to their API. Then, application ID and secret (Client ID and secret or API ID and Secret), or application credentials, are all that we need. With this external application, your website will be linked to API. And these credentials play an important role in making social networks’ users get access to your website. Depending on each kind of social network, these credentials may differ in name, content and format.
And to Configure Vkontakte API, let’s follow these steps:
Step 1: If you don’t have Vkontakte account, let’s sign up a new account, and then go to https://vk.com/dev
Step 2: On the taskbar which is on the top of the page, press My apps to customize your applications. Click Create an application to create a new application. Then, type your application name, choose Website platform, insert your website address and press Connect Site.
Step 3: Press the tag Settings, your Application ID and Secret will appear.
Step 4: Copy and insert them into the Vkontakte field on Magento 2 backend. This is the last step to configure Vkontakte API.
That’s it for configuring Vkontakte API! If you want to ask for our support, please leave us a comment or send us an email. However, if you are using Magento 2 platform for your store, you can purchase Social Login and Share extension from Magenest to allow your customers to login Magento store by Yahoo, Twitter, Instagram, or Line, etc.