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Passport

http://passportjs.org

Passport is an authentication framework for Connect and Express, which is extensible through "plugins" known as strategies.

Passport is designed to be a general-purpose, yet simple, modular, and unobtrusive, authentication framework. Passport's sole purpose is to authenticate requests. In being modular, it doesn't force any particular authentication strategy on your application. In being unobtrusive, it doesn't mount routes in your application. The API is simple: you give Passport a request to authenticate, and Passport provides hooks for controlling what occurs when authentication succeeds or fails.

Installation

$ npm install passport

Usage

Strategies

Passport uses the concept of strategies to authenticate requests. Strategies can range from verifying username and password credentials, delegated authentication using OAuth (for example, via Facebook or Twitter), or federated authentication using OpenID.

Before asking passport to authenticate a request, the strategy (or strategies) used by an application must be configured.

passport.use(new LocalStrategy(
  function(username, password, done) {
    User.findOne({ username: username, password: password }, function (err, user) {
      done(err, user);
    });
  }
));

Sessions

Passport will maintain persistent login sessions. In order for persistent sessions to work, the authenticated user must be serialized to the session, and deserialized when subsequent requests are made.

Passport does not impose any restrictions on how your user records are stored. Instead, you provide a function to Passport which implements the necessary serialization and deserialization logic. In typical applications, this will be as simple as serializing the user ID, and finding the user by ID when deserializing.

passport.serializeUser(function(user, done) {
  done(null, user.id);
});

passport.deserializeUser(function(id, done) {
  User.findById(id, function (err, user) {
    done(err, user);
  });
});

Connect/Express Middleware

To use Passport in a Connect or Express-based application, configure it with the required passport.initialize() middleware. If your applications uses persistent login sessions (recommended, but not required), passport.session() middleware must also be used.

app.configure(function() {
  app.use(express.cookieParser());
  app.use(express.bodyParser());
  app.use(express.session({ secret: 'keyboard cat' }));
  app.use(passport.initialize());
  app.use(passport.session());
  app.use(app.router);
  app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/../../public'));
});

Authenticate Requests

Passport provides an authenticate() function (which is standard Connect/Express middleware), which is utilized to authenticate requests.

For example, it can be used as route middleware in an Express application:

app.post('/login', 
  passport.authenticate('local', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    res.redirect('/');
  });

Examples

For a complete, working example, refer to the login example included in Passport-Local.

Strategies

Strategy Description Developer
Local Local username and password authentication strategy.
OpenID OpenID authentication strategy.
OAuth OAuth 1.0 and 2.0 authentication strategies.
BrowserID BrowserID authentication strategy.
WebID WebID authentication strategy. Baptiste Lafontaine
37signals 37signals authentication strategy.
AngelList AngelList authentication strategy.
Bitbucket Bitbucket authentication strategy.
Digg Digg authentication strategy.
Dropbox Dropbox authentication strategy.
Dwolla Dwolla authentication strategy.
Evernote Evernote authentication strategy.
Facebook Facebook authentication strategy.
Fitbit Fitbit authentication strategy.
Flattr Flattr authentication strategy. Johan Uhle
Flickr Flickr authentication strategy. Johnny Halife
Force.com Force.com (Salesforce, Database.com) authentication strategy. Joshua Birk
Foursquare Foursquare authentication strategy.
Geoloqi Geoloqi authentication strategy.
GitHub GitHub authentication strategy.
Goodreads Goodreads authentication strategy.
Google Google authentication strategy.
Google (OAuth) Google (OAuth 1.0 and OAuth 2.0) authentication strategies.
Gowalla Gowalla authentication strategy.
Instagram Instagram authentication strategy.
Justin.tv Justin.tv authentication strategy.
LinkedIn LinkedIn authentication strategy.
Meetup Meetup authentication strategy.
Netflix Netflix authentication strategy.
Ohloh Ohloh authentication strategy.
OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap authentication strategy.
picplz picplz authentication strategy.
Rdio Rdio authentication strategy.
Readability Readability authentication strategy.
RunKeeper RunKeeper authentication strategy.
SmugMug SmugMug authentication strategy.
SoundCloud SoundCloud authentication strategy.
StatusNet StatusNet authentication strategy. ZooWar
Steam Steam authentication strategy. Liam Curry
TripIt TripIt authentication strategy.
Tumblr Tumblr authentication strategy.
Twitter Twitter authentication strategy.
Vimeo Vimeo authentication strategy.
Windows Live Windows Live authentication strategy.
Yahoo! Yahoo! authentication strategy.
Yahoo! (OAuth) Yahoo! (OAuth 1.0) authentication strategy.
Yammer Yammer authentication strategy.
HTTP HTTP Basic and Digest authentication strategies.
HTTP-Bearer HTTP Bearer authentication strategy.
Dummy Dummy authentication strategy. Development Seed

Tests

$ npm install --dev
$ make test

Build Status

Credits

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Jared Hanson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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