I am back with a new OAuth blog, topic: Integration with Yahoo using Grails OAuth Plugin.

So far, we have successfully integrated various OAuth providers in our application: 😎

Let’s try one more OAuth provider, Yahoo.

Goal: Integrate with Yahoo using Grails OAuth plugin and get the user details.

Step 1: Install the OAuth plugin

Open BuildConfig.groovy and add the following dependency inside plugins section:

compile ":oauth:2.6.1"

Step 2: Sign up as Yahoo developer and create a new application

Go to the link and complete the application form. After successfully creating the app you got the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret.

Yahoo Key Secret

Step 3: Add Config values in Config.groovy

Add following code in you Config file:

oauth {
    providers {
        yahoo {
            api = YahooApi
            key = 'YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY'
            secret = 'YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET'

            callback = "${grails.serverURL}/oauth/yahoo/callback"
            successUri = "${grails.serverURL}/oauthCallBack/yahoo"
            failureUri = "${grails.serverURL}/oauthCallBack/failure"
        }
    }
}

Step 4: Add Yahoo link in your page

Add oauth:connect tag of OAuth plugin tag library to create a link to Yahoo.

<oauth:connect provider="yahoo" title="Yahoo">Yahoo</oauth:connect>

Step 5: Add handler for Yahoo response

Final step is to create action to handle the response returned by the Yahoo after successful authentication then make request to get the user details.

import org.scribe.model.Token

class OauthCallBackController {
  def yahoo() {
    Token token = (Token) session[oauthService.findSessionKeyForAccessToken('yahoo')]
    
    String guidUrl = "https://social.yahooapis.com/v1/me/guid?format=json"
    def yahooResource = oauthService.getYahooResource(yahooAccessToken, guidUrl)
    def yahooResponse = JSON.parse(yahooResource?.getBody())

    String userInfoUrl = "https://social.yahooapis.com/v1/user/${yahooResponse?.guid?.value}/profile/usercard?format=json"
    yahooResource = oauthService.getYahooResource(yahooAccessToken, userInfoUrl)
    yahooResponse = JSON.parse(yahooResource?.getBody())

    def yahooProfile = yahooResponse.profile
    log.info "token = ${token}"
    log.info "Guid = ${yahooProfile.guid}"
    log.info "Nickname = ${yahooProfile.nickname}"
    ...
  }
}

and you are done, enjoy..,. 🙂


I have deployed a demo project in Heroku.
See this code in action (DEMO).


Hope this helps. 🙂