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How to set up social connection with TikTok


Adding social connection with TikTok 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 create your own developer account with TikTok and generate your own Client ID and Client secret.

The purpose of this guide is to help you set up a TikTok developer account and a TikTok 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

Configuring TikTok social connection

First, you need to create a new TikTok app. Go to the TikTok for developers(opens in a new tab) page, login with your developer account and create a new app by clicking on the My AppsConnect a new app and following the on screen wizard.

Creating a new TikTok app

Add an icon and a name for your new project and hit Start.

You'll get redirected to the app creation form. Notice that you need to fill the Callback URL and Redirect domain fields. In the Clerk Dashboard, go to User & Authentication > Social Connections(opens in a new tab) and enable TikTok. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI.

Filling in the Callback URL and Redirect Domain fields

Go back to the TikTok panel, paste the value into the Callback URL field. Copy the clerk.[your-domain].com part of the URL and paste it in the Redirect domain field. Hit Apply to compete the registration.

Your app needs to be reviewed by TikTok before the registration completes. Note that this might take a couple of days.

Once your app is approved, simply copy the Client Key and Client Secret from the TikTok panel, go back to the Clerk dashboard, open the Manage credentials modal for the TikTok provider, and paste them into the respective fields.

Obtaining the Client Key and Client Secret

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

Last updated on November 9, 2023

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