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  • Extend Spring Social core to support OpenId Connect

    Hi Craig,

    I wanted to check with you whether spring social community has plans to extend social-core to support openid connect specification in future. If I fork spring-social core and add openid connect support, will you accept it?

    PayPal supports only OpenId Connect specs now and I have built an extension to support the same. Please find below source code for the same here

    I have achieved support of OpenIdConnect by extending OAuth2 base classes and providing a different sql script.
    I am not sure whether this is right approach. Can you please let me know your thoughts?


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    I'm certainly open to any pull requests that are submitted. So yeah, feel free to fork it and then submit a PR and I'll consider it.

    OpenIdConnect is really just OAuth2-based pseudo-authentication (not much different than what ProviderSignInController does), only with a more well-defined interaction between the client and the provider. So, yes, I would think that OpenIdConnect support would be based on the existing OAuth2 support.


    • #3
      Major difference I saw is that OpenId Connect has a notion of id_token which is not present in OAuth2 specification. I had to provide a separate sql script to include another column and override couple of classes from OAuth2 to accommodate this. This token is used to 'endsession' which is important for a payment transaction.

      More info on end session endpoint can be found at

      Details specifying id_token can be found here: