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How to set up social connection with Twitch


Adding social connection with Twitch 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 Twitch account.

The purpose of this guide is to help you create a Twitch account and a Twitch 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 Twitch social connection

First, you need to register a new OAuth Twitch app at the Twitch Developers Console(opens in a new tab).

Twitch Developers Console

Creating an OAuth Twitch app

Set a name and a category for your new application. You also need to add the OAuth Redirect URLs. In the Clerk Dashboard, go to User & Authentication > Social Connections(opens in a new tab) and enable Twitch. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Paste the value into the OAuth Redirect URLs input and click create.

Once all the above are complete, copy the Client ID and Client Secret. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Obtaining the Client ID and Client secret

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

Last updated on November 9, 2023

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