Steam Authentication & Integration

Unmaintained Steam Authentication & Integration 1.6.3

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.5
Additional requirements
BCMath, allow_url_fopen = 1 (cURL recommended), OpenSSL, Steam Web API Key
GNU General Public License


Steam Authentication Version >= 1.6 is compatible with Xenforo 1.5!

Steam Authentication Version 1.4 and 1.5 is compatible with Xenforo 1.3.x and 1.4.x! (No longer supported once XenForo 1.5 is released)

Authenticate to your XenForo forum with Steam! Steam Authentication & Integration allows new and existing users to establish accounts via their Steam accounts using the Steam Web API. There are additional features such as: Steam statistics for your users; Generate notices for users based on steam data (ex. notices for people who own a specific game); Create trophies based on steam data (ex. trophy for associating a steam account to your xenforo account). Best of all, there are no template edits required!

This addon is a continuation of the original Steam Authentication & Integration addon created by Morgan. If you have this version installed already, you can upgrade to this addon without the need to re-install. Just follow the upgrade steps below.

Table Of Contents
  1. Features
  2. Requirements
  3. Installation Steps
  4. Upgrade Steps
  5. Configuration
  6. Roadmap
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Known Issues / Fixes
  9. Additional Information
1) Features
  • Single Sign On / Authentication via Steam
  • Statistics
  • Notices
  • SteamProfile
  • Power by the Steam Web API
  • No Template Hooks or Editing Required
2) Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Recommended Requirements
3) Installation Steps
  1. Configure Prerequisites (if necessary)
  2. Upload files in the upload directory to your forum
  3. Install using the provided "addon-Steam.xml"
  4. Change options for "Steam Integration" as necessary
4) Upgrade Steps

If your current version is < 1.50
  1. Delete root/js/steam directory (optional)
  2. Upload the upload directory to your forum (overwrite any files)
  3. Upgrade the addon using the provided "addon-Steam.xml" file
5) Configuration

Steam Authentication & Integration can be configured in Home > Options > Steam Integration under the Admin Control Panel.


Make sure that you have a STEAM API KEY entered into the configuration options. This addon will NOT function properly without a valid API key.


If you choose to display the steam statistics navbar tab, make sure to also give allow permissions to the appropriate user groups or users. Otherwise, they will not be able to view statistics. Permissions can be changed under the Users section in the ACP.

The same goes for steam profile banners. Permissions need to be configured to display them to users/groups.

6) Roadmap
  • Setup caching methods for SteamProfile
  • Do away with template hooks
  • More translations for SteamProfile (need community help on this)
7) Troubleshooting

Please do not ask me (HowIChrgeLazer) directly for help via a Conversation. Unless you have sensitive information to share (which you shouldn't share with me anyways) then don't make a conversation and instead post in the resource discussion! It also provides public documentation for others in case they have similar issues.

Steps to take BEFORE asking for help:
  • If you are using files from the develop branch on GitHub
I use GitHub as a way to track my progress and save my edits as I develop the addon. There will be some occasions where commits to develop branch will break features of the addon, or break it entirely. If you use files from that branch, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK. I will accept bug reports, but I will not support the develop branch of the addon.​
  • Read your log files
Don't know where they are or what they mean? Well then this is a good time to research. You should be familiar with your forums environment before installing an addon (and if you are not, you should become familiar or consider contracting the work).​
  • Read the entire description & readme file
They contain instructions and hints which you may have missed or need to do before you can continue.​
It is possible that someone else probably already has experience the same exact issue. Go hunt through the thread to see if that is the case.​
  • If none of the above solved your problem, ask your question in the resource discussion
I'll answer any questions there, and if you start a conversation asking for help with your installation, I'll only tell you to post in the discussion thread. I will try to respond in the discussion, I promise.​

8) Known Issues / Fixes

Problems displaying user activity in Firefox

Firefox will not correctly report last seen on any page that has the SteamProfile javascript.

9) Additional Information

Like This Addon?

Awesome! Leave a review and tell me how much you like it and why! Feedback is important so you might as well give it so those who develop for this addon can make it better and others can see your opinions.

Steam Authentication & Integration License

Steam Authentication for XenForo

Original Code Written by Morgan Humes <>
Copyright 2012 Morgan Humes

Code Forked and Updated by Michael Linback Jr. <>
Copyright 2014 Michael Linback Jr.
Website: Rage Cage Gaming Community

JSON steam profile badge idea by Luke Foreman

Steam Authentication for XenForo is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Steam Authentication for XenForo is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with SteamProfile. If not, see <>.

Source Code

Steam Authentication for XenForo is open source! Visit our git repository at github to fork, submit code, or even discuss the code.


This fork was updated by Michael Linback Jr. <>

If you'd like to see a current working example, please visit my XenForo forum at Rage Cage Gaming Community

This addon is in no affiliation with or endorsed by Steam or Valve Software.
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Latest updates

  1. Version 1.6.3 Changelog

    * Adjusted default case for no location set in Steam * Updated to latest official Steam OpenID...
  2. Version 1.6.2 and Version 1.5.3 Changelog

    Thank you @kghector for the security report! * Fixed XSS exploit with SteamProfile badge An...
  3. Version 1.6.1 Changelog

    * Fixed criteria bug for steam association This should fix issues with user group promotions...

Latest reviews

For our game related forum this is a must have plugin, this is what makes our forum. Can't believe it's free, quick and easy to install and full integration, really good plugin!
Working great! No issues to speak of on the latest version of xenforo. Was very easy to install and set up :)
Just an amazing plugin. A must addon for everyone that runs a gaming community. Kudos for creator who is making this for free!
Quick and Easy install, looks great and works great. A welcome addition to my site. Thanks for this !
All I can say is this is a great plugin and thanks for the work put into it.

Feature packed easy to use/install and it works great with the latest version of Xenforo.
Works good. Thank you for the update. I was able to update and login successfully with this new version.
Update is good.

Wish version requirement was optional. I updated to latest version of Xenforo and this installed and worked for me.
This Addon Good he help me from Some Users i hope this addon help all gaming for register I wish from the developer updates that are after in a much better
Not only is the login method flawless (which was enough for me), but it also collects some cool stats on the most played games of forum users! And throphies based on which games someone has.
I can recommend this for any gaming forum.
A very useful add-on for any gaming site. Well supported and continually improved. I have used this add-on since it was first submitted. I loved it then and now.
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