Install and Configure OpenID Connect (OIDC) Client for Drupal 9/10 in an AFS-based Virtual Host


Drupal 9/10 CMS, AFS virtual host


How to install and configure OpenID Connect (OIDC) client for Drupal 9/10 CMS in an AFS-based virtual host.

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE:  Per the Drupal core release cycle, Drupal 9 end-of-life and end of security support was reached on November 1, 2023.  References to Drupal 9 are still retained in this document for now, but no new Drupal sites should be installed based on Drupal 9.x.  Please install new sites based on Drupal 10.  Existing Drupal 9 sites are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Drupal 10 as soon as possible to minimize exposure to any potential security issues with (now unsupported) Drupal 9 in the future.

Before You Begin

  • You will need to obtain OIDC credentials for your site
    • These can be self-provisioned using the OIDC Provisioning and Management (OPaM) tool
    • Provision OIDC service client credentials for your site per the instructions in the following ITS Knowledge Article: How to Provision OIDC Service Client Credentials


  • If you are preparing for a NEW installation of Drupal 10 (see security note above regarding Drupal 9), install Drupal per instructions in the ITS Knowledge Article "Install Drupal 9/10 CMS in an AFS-Based Virtual Host" and then return here for the remaining steps in the current article.
  1. Install the openid_connect module using composer, as shown on the Releases page on the module site.  See the instructions in step #4 of the knowledge article "Install Drupal 9/10 CMS in an AFS-Based Virtual Host" to see how to install composer within your {{doc_root}} directory.
cd {{doc_root}}
vendor/bin/composer require 'drupal/openid_connect:^1.4'
  1. Navigate to "Manage → Extend → OpenID Connect", check the check box, and press the "Install" button


  1. After the module is installed, configure it by navigating to “Manage → Configuration → OpenID Connect” in the site administrator dashboard
    1. Configure the plugin using the following settings:

Setting Name

Setting Value

Enabled OpenID Connect clients     Generic
Generic:  Client ID ${OIDC_ID}
Generic:  Client secret     ${OIDC_SECRET}
Generic:  Authorization endpoint
Generic:  Token endpoint
Generic:  UserInfo endpoint
Override registration settings unchecked
Save user claims on every login checked
OpenID buttons display in user login form {site admin preference}
Advanced:  Automatically connect existing users unchecked
  1. Save the updated settings using the 'Save configuration' button at the bottom of the configuration page

Additional Information

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