I ended up creating an oauth plugin for my app based off of this skeleton:
and instead linked it to https://forum.mysite.com/auth/myapp and it performs the intended functionality.
my confirm links are failing as the port number is added to the link.
as soon as I manually remove the port number from the address, I can validate my account.
Is there a setting somewhere I need to change to send out the correct confirmation links?
I'm running NodeBB v1.10.2
thanks in advance
Change the url value in config.json to match exactly the address at which you visit your forum.
yup that worked!
super easy fix, many thanks