Google

How to setup social login with Google

Overview

Adding social login with Google to your app with Clerk is simple - you only need to set the Client ID, Client Secret and Authorized redirect URI in your instance settings.

To make the development flow as smooth as possible, Clerk uses preconfigured shared OAuth credentials and redirect URIs for development instances - no other configuration is needed.

For production instances, you will need to create your own developer account with Google and generate your own Client ID and Client secret.

The purpose of this guide is to help you setup a Google developer account and a Google OAuth2.0 project - if you're looking for step-by-step instructions using Clerk to add social login (OAuth) to your application, follow the Social login (OAuth) guide.

Before you start

Configuring Google social login

First, you need to create a new Google project and enable OAuth2.0 support. Follow the official Google instructions on how to setup up an OAuth 2.0 application.

Creating an OAuth client ID in Google Cloud console.

Once you have a OAuth client ID created, click on the newly created ID under OAuth 2.0 Client IDs. Copy the Client Id and Client Secret.

Copying the Client ID and Client Secret

Go to the Clerk Dashboard, select your Application, and navigate to Instances Settings User Management SSO. Click the Manage credentials button under the Google provider, select Custom profile and paste the values you obtained during the previous step.

Before you close the Manage credentials modal, copy the Authorized redirect URI. Add it to the Google console dashboard by creating a new Authorized redirect URI as shown in the screenshot above.

Don't forget to click Apply in the Clerk dashboard. Social login with Google is now configured 🔥

Next Steps

Learn how to add social login with Google to your Clerk application by following the Social login (OAuth) guide.