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OmniAuth Auth0

An OmniAuth strategy for authenticating with Auth0. This strategy is based on the OmniAuth OAuth2 strategy.

⚠️ Important security note for v2: This solution uses a 3rd party library that had a security issue(s) in v2. Please review the details of the vulnerability, including Auth0 and other recommended mitigations, before implementing the solution in v2. Upgrading to v3 of this library resolves the issue.

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Add the following line to your Gemfile:

gem 'omniauth-auth0'

If you're using this strategy with Rails, also add the following for CSRF protection:

gem 'omniauth-rails_csrf_protection'

Then install:

$ bundle install

See our contributing guide for information on local installation for development.

Getting Started

To start processing authentication requests, the following steps must be performed:

  1. Initialize the strategy
  2. Configure the callback controller
  3. Add the required routes
  4. Trigger an authentication request

All of these tasks and more are covered in our Ruby on Rails Quickstart.

Additional authentication parameters

To send additional parameters during login, you can specify them when you register the provider:

    authorize_params: {
      scope: 'openid read:users write:order',
      audience: 'https://mydomain/api',
      max_age: 3600 # time in seconds authentication is valid

... which will tell the strategy to send those parameters on every authentication request.

Authentication hash

The Auth0 strategy will provide the standard OmniAuth hash attributes:

  • :provider - the name of the strategy, in this case auth0
  • :uid - the user identifier
  • :info - the result of the call to /userinfo using OmniAuth standard attributes
  • :credentials - tokens requested and data
  • :extra - Additional info obtained from calling /userinfo in the :raw_info property
  :provider => 'auth0',
  :uid => 'auth0|USER_ID',
  :info => {
    :name => 'John Foo',
    :email => '',
    :nickname => 'john',
    :image => ''
  :credentials => {
    :token => 'ACCESS_TOKEN',
    :expires_at => 1485373937,
    :expires => true,
    :refresh_token => 'REFRESH_TOKEN',
    :id_token => 'JWT_ID_TOKEN',
    :token_type => 'bearer',
  :extra => {
    :raw_info => {
      :email => '',
      :email_verified => 'true',
      :name => 'John Foo',
      :picture => '',
      :user_id => 'auth0|USER_ID',
      :nickname => 'john',
      :created_at => '2014-07-15T17:19:50.387Z'

Query Parameter Options

In some scenarios, you may need to pass specific query parameters to /authorize. The following parameters are available to enable this:

  • connection
  • connection_scope
  • prompt
  • screen_hint (only relevant to New Universal Login Experience)
  • organization
  • invitation

Simply pass these query parameters to your OmniAuth redirect endpoint to enable their behavior.


Auth0 Organizations

Organizations is a set of features that provide better support for developers who build and maintain SaaS and Business-to-Business (B2B) applications.

Using Organizations, you can:

  • Represent teams, business customers, partner companies, or any logical grouping of users that should have different ways of accessing your applications, as organizations.
  • Manage their membership in a variety of ways, including user invitation.
  • Configure branded, federated login flows for each organization.
  • Implement role-based access control, such that users can have different roles when authenticating in the context of different organizations.
  • Build administration capabilities into your products, using Organizations APIs, so that those businesses can manage their own organizations.

Note that Organizations is currently only available to customers on our Enterprise and Startup subscription plans.

Logging in with an Organization

Logging in with an Organization is as easy as passing the parameters to the authorize endpoint. You can do this with

    button_to 'Login', 'auth/auth0',
    method: :post,
    params: {
      # Found in your Auth0 dashboard, under Organization settings:
      organization: '{AUTH0_ORGANIZATION}'

Alternatively you can configure the organization when you register the provider:

    authorize_params: {
      scope: 'openid read:users',
      audience: 'https://{AUTH0_DOMAIN}/api',
      organization: '{AUTH0_ORGANIZATION}'

When passing openid to the scope and organization to the authorize params, you will receive an ID token on callback with the org_id claim. This claim is validated for you by the SDK.

Validating Organizations when using Organization Login Prompt

When Organization login prompt is enabled on your application, but you haven't specified an Organization for the application's authorization endpoint, the org_id claim will be present on the ID token, and should be validated to ensure that the value received is expected or known.

Normally, validating the issuer would be enough to ensure that the token was issued by Auth0, and this check is performed by the SDK. However, in the case of organizations, additional checks should be made so that the organization within an Auth0 tenant is expected.

In particular, the org_id claim should be checked to ensure it is a value that is already known to the application. This could be validated against a known list of organization IDs, or perhaps checked in conjunction with the current request URL. e.g. the sub-domain may hint at what organization should be used to validate the ID Token.

Here is an example using it in your callback method

  def callback
    claims = request.env['omniauth.auth']['extra']['raw_info']

    if claims["org"] && claims["org"] !== expected_org
      redirect_to '/unauthorized', status: 401
      session[:userinfo] = claims
      redirect_to '/dashboard'

For more information, please read Work with Tokens and Organizations on Auth0 Docs.

Accepting user invitations

Auth0 Organizations allow users to be invited using emailed links, which will direct a user back to your application. The URL the user will arrive at is based on your configured Application Login URI, which you can change from your Application's settings inside the Auth0 dashboard.

When the user arrives at your application using an invite link, you can expect three query parameters to be provided: invitation, organization, and organization_name. These will always be delivered using a GET request.

You can then supply those parametrs to a button_to or link_to helper

    button_to 'Login', 'auth/auth0',
    method: :post,
    params: {
      organization: '{YOUR_ORGANIZATION_ID}',
      invitation: '{INVITE_CODE}'


We appreciate feedback and contribution to this repo! Before you get started, please see the following:

Support + Feedback

  • Use Community for usage, questions, specific cases.
  • Use Issues here for code-level support and bug reports.
  • Paid customers can use Support to submit a trouble ticket for production-affecting issues.

Vulnerability Reporting

Please do not report security vulnerabilities on the public GitHub issue tracker. The Responsible Disclosure Program details the procedure for disclosing security issues.

What is Auth0?

Auth0 helps you to easily:

  • implement authentication with multiple identity providers, including social (e.g., Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, etc), or enterprise (e.g., Windows Azure AD, Google Apps, Active Directory, ADFS, SAML, etc.)
  • log in users with username/password databases, passwordless, or multi-factor authentication
  • link multiple user accounts together
  • generate signed JSON Web Tokens to authorize your API calls and flow the user identity securely
  • access demographics and analytics detailing how, when, and where users are logging in
  • enrich user profiles from other data sources using customizable JavaScript rules

Why Auth0?


The OmniAuth Auth0 strategy is licensed under MIT - LICENSE

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