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.

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.

 

Phase 1 - Opening an External Application in Instagram

  1. Log into https://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: https://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., https://[YOUR-ALIAS-SUB-DOMAIN].yoursite.com/GS/GSLogin.aspx?

    SSL Redirect URIs are only supported on SOA. Legacy clients must not use HTTPS redirects with Instagram.

    See TP FR #65102 for more information.



     

  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. Open the Providers Configuration page of Gigya's Console.
  2. Select Instagram from the list of providers. 
  3. Paste your keys (the "Consumer key' and the 'Consumer secret' from the end of phase 1) in the corresponding places.  
  4. Select Secure redirects only to allow only HTTPS redirects from Instagram.
        
  5. Click Save Settings on the lower right-hand corner.

 

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.