Mozilla's BrowserID is a great implementation of verified email that lets you quickly and easily login to websites. This is an OmniAuth strategy that allows you to use BrowserID in your application!
gem install omniauth-browserid
To use the built-in form in order to authenticate with BrowserID, you simply need to add the strategy to your application:
use OmniAuth::Builder do provider :browser_id end
Now all you need to do is redirect your users to
/auth/browser_id and you're all set!
What this does is sets up a form with a "Login with BrowserID" button. When the button of the form is clicked, it is intercepted by jQuery and the BrowserID flow is started. BrowserID returns an
assertion that is then used to verify an email. In this example, the form points to
/auth/browser_id/callback which will automatically perform verification as well as return a standard OmniAuth hash.
These are the options you can specify that are relevant to Omniauth BrowserID:
:verify_url- The verifier URL (defaults to
:name- The URL at which the strategy will be available (defaults to
:audience_url- The host of your site. Defaults to the
full_hostof OmniAuth (either automatically determined or determined by the
:client_options- Any additional options to send to the Faraday connection.
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