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Simple library to integrate Github authentication to android app using OAuth.


compile 'com.github.geniushkg:oauthLibGithub:1.0.2'

Add to manifest

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>

and activity declaration:

<activity android:name="com.hardikgoswami.oauthLibGithub.OauthActivity"/>

Github Auth Flow

Initialise new Auth instance with credentials

  1. Client id : you get it from your github profile by creating new app.
    Follow this tutorial
  2. Client Secret : same as above.
  3. NextActivity : Thats your activity you want launch after user gets authenticated.
  4. Context : you can use context variable from place where initiate the process that is getActivity() from fragment or getapplicationcontext() from activity.

Sample initialization :

    // Github ID and secret are generated in profile
	// package name is your packagename
	// next activity is your activity with full name including package 
	// you can use debug(true) for logcat , use TAG = "github-oauth"
	// scope can also be defined (optional)

	loginButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {

        public void onClick(View v) {

Note : Callback url can be as per your requirement or make it http://localhost while registering new Oauth application.

Note 2: Available scopes are presented on the table below

Scope Description
repo:status Access commit status
repo_deployment Access deployment status
public_repo Access public repositories
admin:org Full control of orgs and teams
write:org Read and write org and team membership
read:org Read org and team membership
admin:public_key Full control of user public keys
write:public_key Write user public keys
read:public_key Read user public keys
admin:repo_hook Full control of repository hooks
write:repo_hook Write repository hooks
read:repo_hook Read repository hooks
admin:org_hook Full control of organization hooks
gist Create gists
notifications Access notifications
user Update all user data
read:user Read all user profile data
user:email Access user email addresses (read-only)
user:follow Follow and unfollow users
delete_repo Delete repositories
admin:gpg_key Full control of user gpg keys (Developer Preview)
write:gpg_key Write user gpg keys
read:gpg_key Read user gpg keys

Execute will launch a new activity with webview and user token will be stored in shared preference

shared preference name : github_prefs

String in preference : oauth_token

	// Sample to read logged in user oauth token
    public static final String PREFERENCE = "github_prefs";
	sharedPreferences = getSharedPreferences(PREFERENCE, 0);
    String oauthToken = sharedPreferences.getString("oauth_token", null);
    Log.d(TAG, "oauth token for github loged in user is :" + oauthToken);

if you found any bug you can create issue or want to contribute feel free to PR.



For new programmer’s -> do not hesitate, please send PR we both will learn something new. 🙂


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