Simple Google Authentication for Elgg 1.8 (Login with Google)

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Allow users to login into Elgg site using a Google Account

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Allow users to login into Elgg site using a Google Account using OpenID. When active, this plugin extends the "login/extend" view to show a "Login with Google" button to let users to use their Google account to authenticate.

This plugin needs Php's Curl library to work correctly.

The plugin uses  LightOpenID Library ( is based on "Facebook Connect Login for Elgg 1.8"  plugin from Chetan Varshney (



Just install the plugin on the mod library, activate it on the extension manager and configure if login/registration with google account is allowed on the plugin settings.



The plugin looks for the email as its primary user id, so if a user with a given email address already exists the plugin will attemp to authenticate it and if not it will attempt to register a new user.

The information fetched from Google is: Fisrtname, lastname and email

As always please feel free to use the plugin and modify it as needed. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Pablo Borbón

Developer and consultant engineer for Consultora Nivel7 Ltda.


  • Category: Authentication
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 1970-1-1
  • Downloads: 2644
  • Recommendations: 5

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