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remotestorage-oauth

This library allows command-line Node programs to obtain an OAuth access token from a remoteStorage server. It does this in one of two ways:

  • It opens the OAuth provider site in the user's preferred browser, and launches an HTTP server for the provider to redirect back to, to capture the token
  • It launches a text-mode browser in the terminal and accesses the provider site through an HTTP proxy

Usage

Call oauth.authorize() with the authorization URL, the client ID, the required scopes, and an options object. The callback is called with an error or a token response, depending on the result of the authorization request.

var oauth = require('remotestorage-oauth');

var endpoint = 'https://5apps.com/rs/oauth/jcoglan',
    client   = 'Vault',
    scopes   = ['vault:rw'],
    options  = {browser: process.env.BROWSER, inline: process.env.INLINE};

oauth.authorize(endpoint, client, scopes, options, function(error, token) {
  console.log(error, token);
  process.exit();
});

Available options are:

  • browser: The name of the web browser executable. Defaults to either open, xdg-open, or start depending on your OS. This has been tested with elinks and w3m.
  • inline: Set to true if you want to run a text-mode browser in the current shell. This option makes the browser access the provider through a local proxy.
  • ca: A buffer containing a certificate to be used to make HTTPS requests. Required if using the inline option against a server with a self-signed or other untrusted certificate.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012-2013 James Coglan

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.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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