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Provides OAuth2/OpenID login for Plone using Authomatic.

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OAuth2 / OpenId Authentication in Plone

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pas.plugins.authomatic provides OAuth2 and OpenID login capability for Plone sites by integrating the awesome Authomatic package.

Authomatic is a framework agnostic library
for Python web applications
with a minimalistic but powerful interface
which simplifies authentication of users
by third party providers like Facebook or Twitter
through standards like OAuth and OpenID.

by author Peter Hudec on Authomatic website

Supported Providers

Out of the box, pas.plugins.authomatic supports the following providers

OAuth 1.0a

  • Bitbucket
  • Flickr
  • Meetup
  • Plurk
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • UbuntuOne
  • Vimeo
  • Xero
  • Xing
  • Yahoo

OAuth 2.0

  • Amazon
  • Behance
  • Bitly
  • Cosm
  • DeviantART
  • Eventbrite
  • Facebook
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • PayPal
  • Reddit
  • Viadeo
  • VK
  • WindowsLive
  • Yammer
  • Yandex


  • python-openid
  • Google App Engine based OpenID.


This package supports Plone sites using Volto or the Classic UI.

For the Classic UI:

  • This package creates a view called authomatic-handler where you can login with different providers.
  • The view can be used as well to add an identity from a provider to an existing account.
  • The provider is choosen in the URL so if you call /authomatic-handler/PROVIDER you will use PROVIDER to login.

For Volto:

  • Endpoint @login with GET: Returns list of authentication options
  • Endpoint @login-authomatic with GET: Provide information to start the OAuth process.
  • Endpoint @login-authomatic with POST: Handles OAuth login and returns a JSON web token (JWT).
  • For Volto sites you must also install volto-authomatic.

Configuration is, currently, done via Classic UI:

  • Plugin configuration is available in the Controlpanel @@authomatic-controlpanel (linked under users)
  • Example JSON configuration (first level key is the PROVIDER):
  "github": {
    "display": {
      "title": "Github",
      "cssclasses": {
          "button": "plone-btn plone-btn-default",
          "icon": "glypicon glyphicon-github"
      "as_form": false
    "propertymap": {
      "email": "email",
      "link": "home_page",
      "location": "location",
      "name": "fullname"
    "class_": "authomatic.providers.oauth2.GitHub",
    "consumer_key": "5c4901d141e736f114a7",
    "consumer_secret": "d4692ca3c0ab6cc1f8b28d3ccb1ea15b61e7ef5c",
    "access_headers": {
      "User-Agent": "Plone Authomatic Plugin"


Add pas.plugins.authomatic to the Plone installation using pip:

pip install pas.plugins.authomatic

or add it as a dependency on your package's

    install_requires = [

Start Plone and activate the plugin in the addons control-panel.


Using Classic UI, go to the Authomatic controlpanel.


Configuration parameters for the different authorization are provided as JSON text in there. We use JSON because of its flexibility.


Details about the configuration of each provider can be found at Authomatic provider section.

There are some differences in configuration:

  • Value of "class_" has to be a string, which is then resolved as a dotted path.

  • Each provider can get an optional entry display with sub-enties such as:

    • title which is used in the templates instead of the section name.
    • iconclasses which is applied in the templates to an span.
    • buttonclasses which is applied in the templates to the button.
    • as_form (true/false) which renders a form for OpenId providers.
  • Each provider can get an optional entry propertymap. It is a mapping from authomatic/provider user properties to plone user properties, like "fullname": "name",. Look at each providers documentation which properties are available.

Source Code and Contributions

If you want to help with the development (improvement, update, bug-fixing, ...) of pas.plugins.authomatic this is a great idea!

Please do larger changes on a branch and submit a Pull Request.

Creator of pas.plugins.authomatic is Jens Klein.

We appreciate any contribution and if a release is needed to be done on PyPI, please just contact one of us.


You need a working python environment (system, virtualenv, pyenv, etc) version 3.7 or superior.

Then install the dependencies and a development instance using:

make build

To run tests for this package:

make test

By default we use the latest Plone version in the 6.x series.


The project is licensed under the GPLv2.


1.0.0 (2022-07-25)

  • Use plone/plone-setup GitHub Action. @ericof

  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation. @ericof

  • Use plone/code-analysis-action GitHub Action for code analysis. @ericof

  • Fix doChangeUser takes 2 positional arguments but 3 were given @avoinea

1.0b2 (2021-08-18)

  • Fix tox setup, move CI from TravisCI to GitHub Actions. @jensens

  • Code Style Black, Isort, zpretty and Pyupgrade applied. @jensens

  • Add missing no-op methods for IUserManagement to plugin. This fixes the tests. @jensens

  • Drop Python 2 support and so require Plone 5.2. @jensens

  • Include permissions from CMFCore to avoid ComponentLookupError. @bsuttor

  • Fixed ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'App.class_init' on Zope 5. @bsuttor

  • Add french translation @mpeeters

  • PAS event notification IPrincipalCreatedEvent. @jensens

  • Python 3 and Plone 52 compatibility. @cekk

  • Fix #44: Fullfill strictly exact_match when enumerating users @allusa

  • Allow users deletion. @cekk

  • Drop Plone < 5.1.x compatibility. @cekk

  • Fix #54: Notification of PrincipalCreated event. @ericof

  • Closes #55: Support plone.restapi. @ericof

1.0b1 (2017-11-20)

  • Slighly beautify login modal. @jensens

  • Fix #33" Page does not exist Control Settings. @jensens

  • Fix #31: Link is broken to JSON configuration documentation in help text. @jensens

  • Fix #28: After uninstall plone.external_login_url is still registered and the login broken. @jensens

  • Support for Plone 5.1 tested (worked, ust control-panel icon needed some tweak). Buildout configuration for 5.1 added. @jensens

  • Install: Hide non-valid profiles at install form. @jensens

  • Additional checks to ensure to never have an empty/None key stored. @jensens

  • Fix #27: Update user data after login. @jensens

  • Fix filter users bug in enumerateUsers plugin where it was always returning all the users. @sneridagh

  • fix typo and wording of login message @tkimnguyen

1.0a7 (2016-02-15)

  • Workaround for None users. @sneridagh

1.0a6 (2016-01-11)

  • Fix #21: When you logout and then login again, a new user is created. @jensens

1.0a5 (2015-12-04)

  • Fix: #18 "Provider Login" option for "Generator for Plone User ID" seems broken @jensens

  • Fix: Title indicates if an identity is added @jensens

  • Fix: Correct usage of plone.protect @jensens

1.0a4 (2015-11-20)

  • Added german translation @jensens

  • Restored Plone 4 compatibility @keul

  • Added italian translation @keul

  • Proper uninstall @keul

1.0a3 (2015-11-15)

  • Refactor authomatic-handler to enable adding identities. @jensens

  • Fix: use secret from settings as secret for Authomatic. @jensens

  • Renamed view authomatic-login to authomatic-handler, because this view will be used to add an identity too (url must be registered on provider side sometimes and we want to do this only once). @jensens

1.0a2 (2015-11-14)

  • Minimal validation of JSON. @jensens

  • Make the whole remember procedure a safeWrite if called from login view. We can not pass a authenticator token here, because of redirects and expected return urls . @jensens

  • Allow selection of user id generator strategy. @jensens

  • Allow multiple services for one user. This changes a lot behind the scenes. @jensens

  • Use authomatic.core.User attributes instead of raw provider data. closes #9 @ericof

1.0a1 (2015-10-28)

  • Initial release.

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