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Ruby library to access the authy API
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Ruby library to access the Authy API


    require 'authy'

    Authy.api_key = 'your-api-key'
    Authy.api_uri = ''

Using Ruby on Rails? Put this in config/initializers and create a new file called authy.rb.

Registering a user

NOTE: User is matched based on cellphone and country code not e-mail. A cellphone is uniquely associated with an authy_id.

Authy::API.register_user requires the user e-mail address and cellphone. Optionally you can pass in the country_code or we will asume USA. The call will return you the authy id for the user that you need to store in your database.

Assuming you have a users database with a authy_id field in the users database.

    authy = Authy::API.register_user(:email => '', :cellphone => "111-111-1111", :country_code => "1")

    if authy.ok?
      self.authy_id = # this will give you the user authy id to store it in your database
      authy.errors # this will return an error hash

Verifying a user

NOTE: Token verification is only enforced if the user has completed registration. To change this behaviour see Forcing Verification section below.

Registration is completed once the user installs and registers the Authy mobile app or logins once successfully using SMS.

Authy::API.verify takes the authy_id that you are verifying and the token that you want to verify. You should have the authy_id in your database

    response = Authy::API.verify(:id => user.authy_id, :token => 'token-user-entered')

    if response.ok?
      # token was valid, user can sign in
      # token is invalid

Forcing Verification

If you wish to verify tokens even if the user has not yet complete registration, pass force=true when verifying the token.

    response = Authy::API.verify(:id => user.authy_id, :token => 'token-user-entered', :force => true)

Requesting a SMS token

Authy::API.request_sms takes the authy_id that you want to send a SMS token. This requires Authy SMS plugin to be enabled.

    response = Authy::API.request_sms(:id => user.authy_id)

    if response.ok?
      # sms was sent
      #sms failed to send

This call will be ignored if the user is using the Authy Mobile App. If you still want to send the SMS pass force=true as an option

    response = Authy::API.request_sms(:id => user.authy_id, :force => true)

Requesting token via a phone call

Authy::API.request_phone_call takes the authy_id that you want to deliver the token by a phone call. This requires Authy Calls addon, please contact us to to enable this addon.

    response = Authy::API.request_phone_call(:id => user.authy_id)

    if response.ok?
      # call was done
      # call failed

This call will be ignored if the user is using the Authy Mobile App. If you ensure that user receives the phone call, you must pass force=true as an option

    response = Authy::API.request_phone_call(:id => user.authy_id, :force => true)

Deleting users

Authy::API.delete_user takes the authy_id of the user that you want to remove from your app.

    response = Authy::API.delete_user(:id => user.authy_id)

    if response.ok?
      # the user was deleted
      # we were unavailable to delete the user

User status

Authy::API.user_status takes the authy_id of the user that you want to get the status from your app.

    response = Authy::API.user_status(:id => user.authy_id)

    if response.ok?
      # do something with user status
      # the user doesn't exist

Phone Verification

Starting a phone verification

Authy::PhoneVerification.start takes a country code, phone number and a method (sms or call) to deliver the code.

response = Authy::PhoneVerification.start(via: "sms", country_code: 1, phone_number: "111-111-1111")
if response.ok?
  # verification was started

Checking a phone verification

Authy::PhoneVerification.check takes a country code, phone number and a verification code.

response = Authy::PhoneVerification.start(verification_code: "1234", country_code: 1, phone_number: "111-111-1111")
if response.ok?
  # verification was successful

Contributing to authy

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


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