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README.md

Meteor Link Accounts

Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed.

A Meteor package designed to links social network accounts without any hassles.

Goals

  • Link additional social network accounts.
  • Don't modify any Meteor core packages.
  • Don't force users to add additional Meteor packages that they are not going to use.

Install

Install in Meteor with:

meteor add bozhao:link-accounts

Usage

Client side

Meteor.linkWith[ServiceName](options, callback)

You will call this on the page where you allow your users to connect to other services. This method will be triggered after they click the appropriate connect button.

options is expecting configuration object. Most often that is going to be: { loginStyle: 'popup' }

Server side

Accounts.unlinkService(userId, serviceName)

Given the userId and the name of the service (serviceName) as it is named in the user document (most often lower case name of the service).

Hooks

There are 3 hooks available to you on the server at various time during the link process. All are triggered on the server side.

Accounts.beforeLink

Called before user account is linked with service. The hook will receive object with the following parameters:

  • type - service name
  • serviceData - data received from the service provider
  • user - current user object
  • serviceOptions - options that were used to call the service

If you return false the linking will be interrupted.

Accounts.onLink

Called after user has been linked with a service. The hook will receive object with the following parameters:

  • type - service name
  • serviceData - data received from the service provider
  • user - updated user object
  • serviceOptions - options that were used to call the service

Accounts.onUnlink

Called after user is unlinking the service. The hook will receive object with the following parameters:

  • type - service name that was unlinked
  • user - user object before unlinking

Design notes:

  1. Piggyback on existing Meteor oauth login system. Use login handler.

  2. We do not allow link different account from same service for now. For example, you could not link with 2 different github accounts.

  3. Save the linked service info on user.services, instead of creating new field on user object. This allow user logins the application from linked services.

  4. Don't create a temporary user account and then merge it.

Support Accounts Package

Official packages

  • accounts-meteor-developer
  • accounts-github
  • accounts-facebook
  • accounts-google
  • accounts-twitter
  • accounts-meetup
  • accounts-weibo

Community packages

  • btafel:accounts-facebook-cordova
  • bozhao:accounts-instagram
  • mrt:accounts-vk
  • mikepol:accounts-ok
  • mikepol:accounts-mailru
  • jonperl:accounts-linkedin (depracated) / pauli:linkedin-oauth
  • garbolino:accounts-soundcloud
  • alexbeauchemin:accounts-twitch
  • nicolaiwadstrom:meteor-angellist
  • acemtp:meteor-slack
  • xinranxiao:meteor-spotify
  • gcampax:accounts-dropbox
  • pcooney10:accounts-venmo
  • leonzhang1109:accounts-wechat
  • leonzhang1109:accounts-qq
  • storyteller:accounts-line

License

MIT

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