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Firebase Auth + Hasura JWT

Barebones example to show how to have Firebase Auth integrated with Hasura JWT mode.

Firebase Auth

Firebase has few ways of implementing custom JWT claims in Firebase Auth:

  1. Have firebase generate the JWTs, then customize them from your backend using Firebase Admin SDK [docs]
  2. Use Firebase cloud functions, and listen to user creation events to add custom claims to generated JWT [docs]
  3. Have your own backend server, which generates custom tokens [docs]
  4. Have your own backend scripts (not initiated by the client) to update user custom claims [docs]

Add custom claims in Firebase

In this example, we are choosing the option 2 from above. But this can be done via any of the above methods. Firebase docs have extensive documentation on how to achieve this via different methods.

This example is adapted from this guide.


This example assumes that you already have Firebase Auth setup for your app.

Add the cloud function

Deploy the cloud function inside functions/ folder:

firebase deploy --only functions

Customize the code to add your logic of assigning roles in the custom claims.

This cloud function is using the onCreate trigger. So whenever a user is created, this function is run.

Client-side code

The client-side code is in app/ folder.

Configure Hasura to start in JWT mode

Deploy Hasura GraphQL Engine on Heroku:

Deploy HGE on heroku

After deploying, add the following environment variables to configure JWT mode:

HASURA_GRAPHQL_ADMIN_SECRET : youradminsecretkey
HASURA_GRAPHQL_JWT_SECRET: {"type":"RS512", "jwk_url": ""}

Sending JWT to Hasura

Now, whenever you make a request to Hasura GraphQL engine (as an authenticated user), send the id_token in Authorization header:

Authorization: Bearer <firebase-id-token>
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