Google OAuth 2.0 setup

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Google OAuth 2.0 setup.

Note: This page contains information for site administrators only.

Registering with Google

Each Moodle site needs to be registered with Google i.e. have a Google Developers Console project in order to use the Google Drive, Docs or Picasa plugins. As part of the registration process, you will need to enter an authorized redirect URI (something like http://yourmoodlesite.org/admin/oauth2callback.php) which is provided on all Google Drive, Docs and Picasa plugins configuration pages in Moodle, such as Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Google Drive.

To create a Google Developers Console project:

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Follow the instructions provided in the Google Developers doc Creating a Google Developers Console project and client ID.
  3. When creating a new Client ID
    • In the Application type section of the dialog, select Web application.
    • Leave the Authorized JavaScript origins field empty and in the Authorized redirect URI field, enter the URL from your site.

Tip: If you have more than one Moodle site to register with Google, you can add an authorized redirect URI for each site. The same name and logo would then be displayed on the authorisation screen for each Moodle site.

You will also need to enable the Drive API:

  1. In Google API manager, under Google Apps APIs, follow the link 'Drive API'.
  2. Click the button to enable it.

Configuring the Google Drive and Picasa repositories

  1. Go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage Repositories
  2. Activate the Google Drive and/or Picasa repositories by selecting 'Enable and visible' in the dropdown menu
  3. Configure each repository by entering the client ID and secret. Make sure you don't include any white space in the text boxes!
  4. Save changes

Configuring the Google Drive and Picasa portfolios

  1. Go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Portfolios > Manage Portfolios
  2. Activate the Google Drive and/or Picasa portfolios by selecting 'Enable and visible' in the dropdown menu
  3. Configure each portfolio by entering the client ID and secret
  4. Save changes

Once configured, Google will present Moodle users with a nice authorisation screen with your Moodle site name and logo for your users to authorise.