Once the authentication provider, endpoint interfaces and option collectors are ready, there’s only few steps left to get to a working plug service:

  1. Configure the Play module
  2. Update database evolutions
  3. Update project’s Build file configuration

Configuring Play Module

Within the Module file the plug author can update bindings for the default core services and views. Usually, it should only be necessary when deeper customisation of a particular plug is desired.

It is also the place to configure providers for the newly created endpoint interfaces and option collectors. There is four providers that need to be set up:

1 - Endpoint interfaces should be provided as a sequence wrapped in a DataPlugRegistry object

def provideDataPlugCollection(
  facebookProfileInterface: FacebookProfileInterface,
  facebookProfilePictureInterface: FacebookProfilePictureInterface,
  facebookEventInterface: FacebookEventInterface,
  facebookFeedInterface: FacebookFeedInterface): DataPlugRegistry = {


2 - DataPlugOptionsCollectorRegistry should provide the option collectors coupled with an auth provider

def provideDataPlugEndpointChoiceCollection(
  facebookProvider: FacebookProvider,
  facebookProfileCheck: FacebookProfileCheck): DataPlugOptionsCollectorRegistry = {

  val variants: Seq[(Provider, DataPlugOptionsCollector)] = Seq((facebookProvider, facebookProfileCheck))

3 - SocialProviderRegistry should provide the authentication provider (default or custom built)

def provideSocialProviderRegistry(
  facebookProvider: FacebookProvider): SocialProviderRegistry = {


4 - And, finally, we need construct and provide the auth provider

def provideFacebookProvider(
  httpLayer: HTTPLayer,
  stateProvider: OAuth2StateProvider,
  configuration: Configuration): FacebookProvider = {
  new FacebookProvider(httpLayer, stateProvider,[OAuth2Settings]("silhouette.facebook"))

Updating Database Evolutions

Plug-specific database evolutions can be found in conf/evolutions/dataplug.sql file. Here, we simply need to insert a record for each endpoint that should be available for synchronisation. The record should include the name, description, and any text-based additional details about the endpoint. Facebook example would include:

INSERT INTO dataplug_endpoint (name, description, details)
  ('feed', 'User feed''s posts', 'sequence'),
  ('events', 'User''s events list', 'sequence'),
  ('profile', 'User''s Facebook profile information', 'snapshots'),
  ('profile/picture', 'User''s Facebook profile picture information', 'snapshots')

Updating Build File

As the final step, the plug module should be added to the project list in the project/Build file. And that should be that, the plug is ready! Try running it with the sbt "project {project-name}" "run" command.