Go to the RPX website, click on “Sign In” in the upper right corner and login with one of your existing accounts. You don’t need to register as an existing account on e.g. Google or Twitter is sufficient.
After that agree to the Terms of Service.
You will be presented with the following screen:
Lets assume that you want to first test it locally on your machine so give your application a name (we use “Plone RPX Text” here) and keep the localhost domain in the domains field.
In case you are running a live site you would of course enter it’s domain in there.
After you created the application you will be on the main application page. There you can obtain the API key (after clicking “Show”) and the RPX domain which in our case is https://plone-rpx-test.rpxnow.com/:
Write down or copy and paste those two settings.
In the Site Setup in Plone you will find a new item “RPX settings” at the bottom of the left bar. Click on it to go to the RPX configuration screen.
Enter your RPX details you wrote down in the earlier step there:
Submit the form. RPX should now be ready to be used on the site and appear in case you are logged out either as portlet or on the login screen:
Now you should decide whether you want to enable self-registration of users or not. This influences also on how the RPX plugin works:
Plone defaults to allow no self-registration. In order to change this go to the “Security” configuration option in the left list and enable self-registration and optionally to let users choose their own password:
After submitting the form your RPX component will give a user the choice of creating or mapping an account.
Here is a run-through with self-registration enabled:
Here is all this in pictures:
The user is also able to edit the mappings of RPX identities to his Plone account by clicking on his name, then going to “Personal preferences” and at the bottom will be a list of all RPX identities mapped to his account:
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