Obtain Apple Credentials

  1. Let’s get the redirect url first from Hanko console, as you’ll need it in a moment. To do so, sign in to Hanko and select your project. Navigate to ‘Settings’ in the left sidebar and then to ‘Identity Providers’. Copy the ‘Redirect URL’ from here. Hanko Callback URL

Register App ID and Services ID

  • To get started you need an Apple developer account and after you sign in, you’ll need to register an App ID.
  • In Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click ‘Identifiers’ in the sidebar, then click the add button (+) on the top left.
  • Select ‘App IDs’ from the list of options and click ‘Continue’. Then ‘Select App’ as the type and click ‘Continue’.
  • Provide your app information: App ‘Description’ and ‘Bundle ID’ (Apple recommends using a reverse-domain name style string i.e., com.domainname.appname).
  • In the ‘Capabilities’ tab below, check ‘Sign in with Apple’ and Click ‘Continue’, then review the registration information, then click ‘Register’.
  • Now, you also need to register a ‘Services ID’. Go to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click ‘Identifiers’ in the sidebar, then click the add button (+) on the top.
  • Select Services IDs from the list of options and click ‘Continue’ and then provide your app information.
  • Click ‘Continue’, then ‘Register’.

Configure your Services ID

  • On Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Identifiers in the sidebar, then select Services IDs from the dropdown menu on the right.
  • Select the Services ID you created in the previous step.
  • Enable Sign In With Apple for the Services ID by clicking the checkbox next to it.
  • Click Configure.
  • Select your previously registered App ID as your Primary App ID.
  • In the shown modal, click the add button (+) next to Website URLs.
  • Add the domain of your redirect URL to the Domains and Subdomains input (do not add a scheme, e.g. https://, or path information).
  • In the Return URLs input, enter the complete redirect URL of your app which you found in the previous step.
  • Click Next at the bottom right.
  • Click Done at the bottom to close the modal.
  • Back on the Edit your Services ID Configuration view, click Continue at the top right, then click Save.

Create Key and download Key file

Next, you need to create a Key and download a Key file. You need this file to generate your client secret in the next step.

  • On Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Keys in the sidebar, then click the add button (+) next to the Keys heading.
  • Enter a Key Name.
  • In the options table below the Key Name input, check Sign in with Apple.
  • In the same table row, click Configure to the right.
  • In the Configure Key view, select your previously registered App ID in thePrimary App ID dropdown.
  • Click Save on the top right.
  • Back on the Register a New Key view, click Continue, then click Register on the top right.
  • On the Download Your Key view, click Download on the top right to save the key file.
  • Click Done on the top right.

Generate a client secret

Sign in with Apple requires a client secret to authorize API requests. The secret must be a JSON Web Token (JWT) signed with the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) with the P-256 curve and the SHA-256 hash algorithm.

To make secret generation as easy as possible, we provide a script that can be executed using Docker. If you do not have Docker installed, see the official installation instructions.

The script requires the following information:

  • private_key: This is the path to the key file you downloaded in the previous step. Per default the key file name should look like this: AuthKey_XXXXXXXXXX.p8. Because we use Docker in this case, we will use the path to the key file on your filesystem to mount the file into the Docker container (we’ll get to this, see the command below).
  • team_id: This is the Team ID your Apple Developer account is associated with.
  • services_id: This is Services ID you created in the Register a Services ID step. You can always review this ID in the Apple Developer console:
    • On Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Identifiers in the sidebar, then select Services IDs from the dropdown menu on the right.
    • Find the relevant entry in the list (the required value is the value in the Identifier column).
  • key_id: This is the ID of the private key from the previous step. The XXXXXXXXXX part of the default AuthKey_XXXXXXXXXX.p8 filename is the key ID. You can also review this ID in the Apple Developer console:

As previously mentioned, we will mount the private_key to the container by mapping the path on your filesystem to a path on the container filesystem, e.g. ~/Downloads/AuthKey_XXXXXXXXXX.p8:/tmp/AuthKey_XXXXXXXXXX.p8. From the command line, run (replace <...> placeholders with your data):

docker run -v <key_file_on_host>:<key_file_in_container> ghcr.io/teamhanko/hanko siwa \
--private_key <key_file_in_container>  \
--team_id <your_team_id> \
--services_id <your_services_id> \
--key_id <your_key_id> > client_secret.txt

The command will save the client secret in a file client_secret.txt.

Secrets expire after 6 months and must be regenerated before the expiration.


Configure Apple Credentials with Hanko

  1. Head back to Identity providers in Hanko and under ‘Identity provider settings’ configure the following:

    Hanko Callback URL
    • Error Redirect URL: This URL, on your frontend, is where the Hanko API redirects if an error occurs during third-party sign-in. With hanko-elements web components, it should link to the page embedding the web component to process errors correctly.

    • Allowed Redirect URL: A URL on your frontend that the Hanko API can redirect to after a successful third-party authentication. Using hanko-elements web components? Make it the URL of the embedding page.

      Supports wildcard matching through globbing:

      • https://*.example.com matches https://foo.example.com and https://bar.example.com.
      • https://foo.example.com/* matches URLs like https://foo.example.com/page1 and https://foo.example.com/page2.
      • Use ** to act as a super-wildcard/match-all.
  2. In the ‘Providers’ section, select Google and enable its toggle switch.

  3. Input the earlier noted ‘Services ID’ and ‘Secret Key’, then click ‘Save’.

    Hanko Callback URL

Implement Apple Login in Your Frontend Application

Whether you choose to use the pre-designed UI from the @teamhanko/hanko-elements package or opt for a custom UI with the @teamhanko/hanko-frontend-sdk will determine your approach to frontend integration.

  1. Integrate the <hanko-auth> component from hanko-elements based on our frontend guides. If everything is good, the component will display a button for signing in with ‘Github’ in login view.

    Make sure to configure the page the web component is embedded on as your error redirect URL as well as an allowed redirect URL.

    Post successful GitHub authentication, the backend sets a session cookie and errors during authentication are displayed within the component accordingly.

On using Apple’s private email relay service

Sign in with Apple gives allows users to hide their original email address when authorizing your app during the authentication flow and instead use an anonymous, automatically generated email address. Emails are then routed through Apples private relay email service. In order to send email messages through the relay service to the users’ personal inboxes (Hanko sends out passcodes for email verification and account recovery), you’ll need to register your outbound email domains. All registered domains must create Sender Policy Framework (SPF) DNS TXT records in order to transit Apple’s private mail relay.

If a user signs up using Sign in with Apple and chooses to hide their real email address, then the private relay address will become the primary email for the user. Should a user then choose to sign in with an email address (and not via Sign in with Apple), then the private relay email address must be used, not the real email address associated with her Apple account.

Register domains with Apple

  • On Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Services in the left sidebar.
  • In the Sign in with Apple for Email Communication panel, click Configure.
  • Next to the Email Sources heading, click the add (+) button.
  • In the Register your email sources modal, enter your Domains and Subdomains and/or specific Email Addresses.
    • If you use Hanko Cloud and do not want to use a custom SMTP server, enter hanko.io in the Domains and Subdomains input. You do not need to provide an SPF DNS record by yourself.
    • If you use Hanko Cloud and do want to use a custom SMTP server, enter your custom domain in the Domains and Subdomains input. Remember to provide an SPF DNS record for your domain in order to pass Apple’s SPF check.
  • Click Next, then click Register.
  • Your domains should be listed in the Email Sources table. Emails are only relayed if the SPF check (see the Status column) was successful.

Configure SMTP with Hanko

If you use Hanko Cloud and are on a paid subscription tier you can configure your own SMTP server.

  • Sign in to cloud.hanko.io.
  • Select your Organization.
  • Select your Project.
  • In the left sidebar, click Settings, then select SMTP.
  • Enter your SMTP credentials and sender data.
    • The domain of your Sender email address should be registered as an email source in the Apple developer console to allow communication through Apple’s private relay service (see the previous step).
  • Click Save.