Alloy Modal

Learn how the Alloy Modal makes authentication a breeze.


One of the biggest headaches when building new intergations is authentication. Third Party Apps support a wide range of authentication options. Consider the following commerce apps:

  • Shopify uses OAuth 2.0 but requires you collect a store subdomain first
  • Magento has a custom OAuth flow that completely deviates from the OAuth standard
  • WooCommerce only supports API keys

Without Alloy Unified API, you'd need to build custom authentication mechanisms to support each of these apps. Fortunately, Alloy Unified API not only handles this for you but abstracts away most authentication complexities with the Alloy Modal.

How it Works

Below is an example of the Alloy Modal. The modal must be embedded within your application's frontend and accessible to your users. The modal will collect all required information (i.e. API Keys, OAuth tokens, etc) for every app you wish to integrate with.

Alloy Modal

To learn how to set up the Alloy Modal, please review this guide.

Wrapping Up

In this article, we learned how Alloy Unified API solves various authentication challenges with the Alloy Modal. To get started with the modal, read our authentication guide.