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Docs for migrating to auth.hooks.authenticate hook #399

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petermikitsh commented Jan 17, 2017


Adds documentation for migrating from verifyToken and populateUser to new auth.hooks.authenticate hook when using a JWT strategy.

Maintainers, feel free to edit this for improvements.

Related to #396

`auth.hooks.authenticate([...strategies])`: This hook takes the place of the `verifyToken` and `populateUser` hooks.

For the JWT strategy, this hook has different behavior from the old hooks: it will return a `401 Unauthorized` error is no JWT is present in the request. Include an anonymous JWT (a JWT with no associated user) to prevent a `401` response. Anonymous JWT's can created through by externally calling the `create` endpoint of the authentication service. Internally, they can be created through `app.service('authentication').create({})`.

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marshallswain Jan 18, 2017


Should "it will return a 401 Unauthorized error is no JWT" be "it will return a 401 Unauthorized error if no JWT"?

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ekryski commented Jan 20, 2017

Thanks @petermikitsh!

@ekryski ekryski merged commit bff0ec3 into feathersjs:master Jan 20, 2017

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