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This page is a step-by-step guide for the process of opening and setting up an external application in Yahoo 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://) "" (or "") with https://socialize.<data_center>/

Where <Data_Center> is:
  • - For the US data center.
  • - For the European data center.
  • - For the Australian data center.
  • - For the Russian data center.
  • - For the Chinese data center.

If you are not sure of your site's data center, see Finding 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 - Creating an External Application in Yahoo

  1. Go to If a "Yahoo! Terms of Use" page appears, read the terms of use and then click the "Accept" button.
  2. Click the "Create an App" button.
  3. In the "Create an Application" page:
    • Enter your application name.
    • In the "Application Type" list, select "Web Application".
    • Enter a short description for your app (optional).
    • In the "Home Page URL" field, enter  or the URL of the site you will be using the app on. This will be the page users are redirected to, when clicking a Yahoo newsfeed icon, for example (optional).
    • In "Callback Domain", enter  or your complete valid CNAME address i.e.,  http://<CNAME> paying special attention to the warning.
      Note: Do not use https.
    • In "API Permissions", select:
      • "Contacts" and choose "Read/Write access"
      • "Profiles (Social Directory)" and choose "Read/Write Public and Private" access
  4. Click the "Create App" button.
    • If creation was successful, you will receive a message stating so, or an error if not.  If the creation was successful, you will be presented with your Client ID and Client Secret on this page.  You will these for Phase 2.

Phase 2 - Configuring Yahoo's Application Keys in Gigya's Website

  1. Open your Providers Configurations page in the Gigya Console.
  2. Open the Yahoo configuration editor by clicking on the image for Yahoo.
  3. Enter your Client ID (Consumer Key) from the Yahoo Dashboard into the field labeled "OAuth consumer key" (Be sure to copy the entire Key).
  4. Enter your Client Secret (Consumer Secret) from the Yahoo Dashboard into the field labeled "Shared Secret".

  5. Click 'OK' and then be sure to save your changes by clicking 'Save Settings' on the bottom of the page.


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