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README.md

Passport-PayPal-OAuth

Passport strategy for authenticating with PayPal using the OAuth 2.0 API.

This module lets you authenticate using PayPal in your Node.js applications. By plugging into Passport, PayPal authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

Install

$ npm install passport-paypal-oauth

Usage

Register your app with PayPal

Login to the Developer Portal and register your application.

Configure Strategy

The PayPal authentication strategy authenticates users using a PayPal account and OAuth 2.0 tokens. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user, as well as options specifying a app ID, app secret, and callback URL.

passport.use(new PayPalStrategy({
    clientID: PAYPAL_APP_ID,
    clientSecret: PAYPAL_APP_SECRET,
    callbackURL: "http://localhost:3000/auth/paypal/callback"
  },
  function(accessToken, refreshToken, profile, done) {
    User.findOrCreate({ paypalId: profile.id }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);
    });
  }
));

You can provide an extra option when creating the PaypalStrategy which is paypalEnvironment, this option defines the environment where the client is located in Paypal, it can be sandbox or live, when no provided it will default to live environment. It just configures the default urls internally.

Authenticate Requests

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'paypal' strategy, to authenticate requests.

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

app.get('/auth/paypal',
  passport.authenticate('paypal'));

app.get('/auth/paypal/callback',
  passport.authenticate('paypal', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.
    res.redirect('/');
  });

Examples

For a complete, working example, refer to the login example.

Tests

$ npm install --dev
$ make test

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Credits

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2012-2013 Jared Hanson <http://jaredhanson.net/>

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