Google Sign-In - Code

Integrate Google Sign-In via the Beamable API [IDEN-Google-03]

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Prerequisites

Before Google Sign-In will work properly, the Unity project must be configured to support Google as a third-party authentication provider.

The Beamable SDK contains a wrapper for native Google Sign-In behavior on Android and iOS. The provided class is called GoogleSignIn, which can be initialized with the correct Web Client ID, iOS Client ID, as well as a "target" (a context for the sign in callback to attach to), and a callback method name.

private GoogleSignIn _google;

private string webClientId;
private string iosClientId; //can be left blank if iOS is unsupported

/// <summary>
/// Starts Google Login process, then calls GoogleAuthResponse with a message.
/// </summary>
public void StartGoogleLogin()
{
    _google = new GoogleSignIn(gameObject, "GoogleAuthResponse", webClientId, iosClientId);
    _google.Login();
}

After the Login process is started, the callback function (GoogleAuthResponse) will be invoked with a message:

/// <summary>
/// Callback to be invoked via UnitySendMessage when the plugin either
/// receives a valid ID token or indicates an error.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="message">Response message from the Google Sign-In plugin</param>
private void GoogleAuthResponse(string message)
{
    GoogleSignIn.HandleResponse(message, token =>
        {
            if (token == null)
            {
                //Login failed or was cancelled
            }
            else
            {
                //Login successful, see additional functions below
            }
        },
        errback => { Debug.LogError(errback); });
}

Handle Various Flow Scenarios

Now that we have the Google credential (token), we need to account for 3 different scenarios:

  • New Player
  • Returning Player already linked to Google
  • Returning Player linking their account with Google

We can account for this by determining if we need to:

Switch Player - Player wants to switch credentials to a new Player
Create New Player - Player wants to Create a new Player account
Attach To Current Player - Player wants to Attach this 3rd Party Login to an already authenticated Player.

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Beamable SDK Initialization

The following assumes that you have initialized the Beamable SDK and it is stored in _beamContext variable.

_beamContext = BeamContext.Default; await _beamContext.OnReady;

The following code will establish conditions for various flow scenarios.

//Specify the third party auth provider
var thirdParty = AuthThirdParty.Google;
//Get information about the user's third party credential
var available = await _beamContext.Api.AuthService.IsThirdPartyAvailable(thirdParty, token);
var userHasCredentials = _beamContext.Api.User.HasThirdPartyAssociation(thirdParty);

//Should we switch to a user that's not currently logged in?
var shouldSwitchUsers = !available;
//Should we create a brand new user with these credentials?
var shouldCreateUser = available && userHasCredentials;
//Should we attach the credentials to an existing user?
var shouldAttachToCurrentUser = available && !userHasCredentials;

Switch Users

In this example, the AuthService is used to authenticate a user with a third-party auth provider.

if(shouldSwitchUsers)
{
      await _beamContext.Api.AuthService.LoginThirdParty(thirdParty, token, false);
}

Create New User

If we want to create a new user then apply the third party credentials, we can use the following calls from AuthService.

if(shouldCreateUser)
{
      var tokenResponse = await _beamContext.AuthService.CreateUser();
      _beamContext.ApplyToken(tokenResponse);
    var user = await _beamContext.Api.AuthService.RegisterThirdPartyCredentials(thirdParty, token);
    _beamContext.Api.UpdateUserData(user);
}

Link To Existing User

If the user already exists and is now trying to link their Google credentials to it, the flow is very similar to new user creation.

if(shouldAttachToCurrentUser)
{
      var user = await _beamContext.Api.AuthService.RegisterThirdPartyCredentials(thirdParty, token);
    _beamContext.Api.UpdateUserData(user);
}

Remarks

A complete example demonstrating the functionality for Google Sign-In can be found in GoogleSignInBehavior.cs, which is utilized by the Account Management Flow prefab packaged with Beamable.


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