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How to set up social connection with Coinbase


Adding social connection with Coinbase to your app with Clerk is done in a few steps - you only need to set the Client ID, Client Secret and Authorized redirect URI in your instance settings.

To make the development flow as smooth as possible, Clerk uses preconfigured shared OAuth credentials and redirect URIs for development instances - no other configuration is needed.

For production instances, you will need to generate your own Client ID and Client secret using your Coinbase account.

The purpose of this guide is to help you create a Coinbase developer account and a Coinbase OAuth app - if you're looking for step-by-step instructions using Clerk to add social connection (OAuth) to your application, follow the Social connection (OAuth) guide.

Before you start

  • You need to create a Clerk Application in your Clerk Dashboard. For more information, check out our Set up your application guide.
  • You need to have a Coinbase developer account. To create one, click here.

Configuring Coinbase social connection

First, you need to create a new OAuth2 Coinbase app. You can find this option in your Profile > Settings > API > New OAuth2 Application.

You need to set all the required fields and the corresponding Permitted Redirect URIs. Under Advanced Settings, make sure to also select Reuse Existing Tokens for Previously-Authorized Users so that your users won't get notified everytime they sign in with their Coinbase account. Then, click Create application.

Creating application

Go to the Social Connections page in your Clerk Dashboard and enable Coinbase. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Make sure the value matches the Redirect URIs, as shown below.

Copying the Client ID and Client Secret from the Box dashboard

Copy the Client ID and Client secret as shown in the above image. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Don't forget to click Apply in the Clerk dashboard. Congratulations! Social connection with Coinbase is now configured for your instance.

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