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This page is a step-by-step guide for the process of opening and setting up an external application in Instagram as part of the Gigya Setup process.

Note: If your site is defined under one of Gigya's non-US data centers, replace domain references to (http:// or https://) "socialize.gigya.com" (or "socialize.us1.gigya.com") with "socialize.<DC>.gigya.com". Where <DC> is the region of your Data center (e.g., "socialize.eu1.gigya.com" for European Data center).
Contact your IM to find out the region of your Data center.

Domain references are defined in Gigya's dashboard, externally in social network app definition pages, and when using Gigya's SDKs to set the domain (in particular the APIDomain field in class GSRequest). 

When using any 3rd Party Apps with Gigya, it is important to ensure that you Enable retrieving user contacts from the Permissions page of the Console prior to making your app live. This enables basic username and email retrieval for your users from providers that don't consider this an elevated permission.

 

Phase 1 - Opening an External Application in Instagram

  1. Log into http://instagram.com/developer/ with your dev Instagram account. Please notice that you need to enter the account name and not the email.
  2. Fill out the required information to set up your Developer's account. When you're done, click 'Sign up'.
  3. Click "Manage Clients", then "Register a New Client".
     
  4. Fill in all required fields, using the following URI in the Valid redirect URIs field: http://socialize.gigya.com/GS/GSLogin.aspx?

    Optional: If you have configured a domain alias (CNAME), replace 'socialize.gigya.com' with your alias sub-domain (CNAME value). i.e., http://[YOUR-ALIAS-SUB-DOMAIN].yoursite.com/GS/GSLogin.aspx?
    Do not use https.



     

  5. Press 'Register'.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5, duplicating the Instagram application with the European callback URLhttp://socialize.eu1.gigya.com/GS/GSLogin.aspx?
  7. Copy the 'Client ID' and 'Client secret' of both applications, you will need these when setting up your app in the Gigya Console.

Permissions and Approval

As of November 17th, 2015, all Instagram apps need to get permissions approval before moving out of sandbox mode. To submit your app for approval:

  1. Navigate to the Edit tab of your Client.



  2.  Select the Permissions tab.



  3.  Click the Start a submission button and fill out any required information.


     
  4. For simple Login, choose the option labeled:
    1. My app allows people to login and share their own content.

  5. Complete all required steps. For additional information, see https://www.instagram.com/developer/review/
  6. Once your app is approved, continue below with Phase 2 - Configuring Instagram's Client in Gigya's Website.

 

Phase 2 - Configuring Instagram's Client Keys in Gigya's Website

  1. Go to the Dashboard section of Gigya's website.
    Note: If you are not signed in to Gigya, please go to http://www.gigya.com/ and sign in.
  2. Press the "Site Settings" button that corresponds to the domain you wish to configure. You will be redirected to the "Site Settings" page.
  3. Navigate to the Providers Configurations tab.
  4. Paste your keys (the "Consumer key' and the 'Consumer secret' from the end of phase 1) in the corresponding places: 
        
  5. Click the "Save Settings" button (located at the lower right-hand corner of the page).

 

That's it, Instagram's configuration is complete!  Please note that it might take up to 10 minutes for our system to become synchronized with Instagram.