Twitter OAuth2 OmniAuth Provider

To enable the Twitter OmniAuth provider you must register your application with Twitter. Twitter will generate a client ID and secret key for you to use.

  1. Sign in to Twitter Application Management.

  2. Select "Create new app"

  3. Fill in the application details.

    Twitter App Details

  4. Select "Create your Twitter application."

  5. Select the "Settings" tab.

  6. Underneath the Callback URL check the box next to "Allow this application to be used to Sign in with Twitter."

  7. Select "Update settings" at the bottom to save changes.

  8. Select the "Keys and Access Tokens" tab.

  9. You should now see an API key and API secret (see screenshot). Keep this page open as you continue configuration.

    Twitter app

  10. On your GitLab server, open the configuration file.

    For omnibus package:

      sudo editor /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

    For installations from source:

      cd /home/git/gitlab
      sudo -u git -H editor config/gitlab.yml
  11. See Initial OmniAuth Configuration for initial settings.

  12. Add the provider configuration:

    For omnibus package:

      gitlab_rails['omniauth_providers'] = [
          "name" => "twitter",
          "app_id" => "YOUR_APP_ID",
          "app_secret" => "YOUR_APP_SECRET"

    For installations from source:

      - { name: 'twitter', app_id: 'YOUR_APP_ID',
        app_secret: 'YOUR_APP_SECRET' }
  13. Change 'YOUR_APP_ID' to the API key from Twitter page in step 11.

  14. Change 'YOUR_APP_SECRET' to the API secret from the Twitter page in step 11.

  15. Save the configuration file.

  16. Restart GitLab for the changes to take effect.

On the sign in page there should now be a Twitter icon below the regular sign in form. Click the icon to begin the authentication process. Twitter will ask the user to sign in and authorize the GitLab application. If everything goes well the user will be returned to GitLab and will be signed in.