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README.md

Passport-BrowserID

Passport strategy for authenticating with BrowserID.

This module lets you authenticate using BrowserID in your Node.js applications. By plugging into Passport, BrowserID authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

Installation

$ npm install passport-browserid

Usage

Configure Strategy

The BrowserID authentication strategy authenticates users using an assertion of email address ownership, obtained via the BrowserID JavaScript API. The strategy requires a validate callback, which accepts an email address and calls done providing a user.

passport.use(new BrowserIDStrategy({
    audience: 'http://www.example.com'
  },
  function(email, done) {
    User.findByEmail({ email: email }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);
    });
  }
));

Authenticate Requests

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'browserid' strategy, to authenticate requests.

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

app.post('/auth/browserid', 
  passport.authenticate('browserid', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.
    res.redirect('/');
  });

Implementation

This module is implemented based on the specifications being developed by Mozilla Identity, which remain a work-in-progress and are not final. Implementers are encouraged to track the progress of these specifications and update update their implementations as necessary. Furthermore, the implications of relying on non-final specifications should be understood prior to deployment.

Examples

For a complete, working example, refer to the signin example.

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.

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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