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User Accounts

User Accounts is a suite of packages for the Meteor.js platform. It provides highly customizable user accounts UI templates for many different front-end frameworks. At the moment it includes forms for sign in, sign up, forgot password, reset password, change password, enroll account, and link or remove of many 3rd party services.

Documentation

Features

Quick Start

Available Versions

Boilerplates

For a very very quick start you can find some boilerplate examples inside this repository.

We'll try to make them richer and richer, while still keeping them as general as possible.

Setup

Just choose one of the packages among the available styled versions and install it:

meteor add useraccounts:bootstrap
meteor add <your preferred bootstrap package>

Note 1: no additional packages nor CSS/LESS/SASS files providing styles are included by useraccounts packages. This is to let you choose your preferred way to include them!

Note 2: You don't have to add useraccounts:core to your app! It is automatically added when you add useraccounts:<something>...

Then add at least one login service:

meteor add accounts-password
meteor add accounts-facebook
meteor add accounts-google
...

Note: 3rd party services need to be configured... more about this here

And that's it!

...but don't expect to see much without doing something more ;-) This is to let you configure your app exactly the way you wish, without imposing anything beforehand!

Routing

If you'd like to easily configure specific routes to deal with accounts management, you might be interested to check out useraccounts:iron-routing and useraccounts:flow-routing packages. They provide very easy routes set-up via the AccountsTemplates.configureRoute method.

Templates

There is only one template which is used to reactively draw appropriate sign in, sign up, forgot password, reset password, change password, and enroll account forms!

It is atForm and can be used anywhere you wish like this:

{{> atForm}}

Its design is as transparent as possible, making it play nicely with themes and your CSS customizations! Also, it is not wrapped inside any container so that you can put it anywhere, including complex multi-column layouts.

In case you wish to lock the template to a particular state, you can specify that via the state parameter:

{{> atForm state='signUp'}}

This will prevent the template from changing its content. See internal states for more details...

Well, actually there is many, used inside atForm...

...plus one another: atNavButton which can be used inside navbars to get a basic sign-in sign-out button which changes text and behaviour based on the user status (to get it working you should set up at least a signIn route).

Basic Customization

I18n Support

i18n is achieved using accounts-t9n. The only thing you have to do is ensure

T9n.setLanguage('<lang>');

is called somewhere, whenever you want to switch language.

Configuration API

There are basically two different ways to interact with AccountsTemplates for basic configuration:

  • AccountsTemplates.configureRoute(route_code, options);
  • AccountsTemplates.configure(options);

These functions should be called in top-level code, not inside Meteor.startup().

There is no specific order for the above calls to be effective, and you can call them more than once, possibly in different files.

The only other requirement is to make exactly the same calls on both the server and the client. The best thing is to put everything inside a file shared between both. I suggest you use something like lib/config/at_config.js

Options

By calling AccountsTemplates.configure(options) you can specify a bunch of choices regarding both visual appearance and behavior.

The following is an almost complete example of options configuration (with fields in alphabetical order):

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    // Behavior
    confirmPassword: true,
    enablePasswordChange: true,
    forbidClientAccountCreation: false,
    overrideLoginErrors: true,
    sendVerificationEmail: false,
    lowercaseUsername: false,
    focusFirstInput: true,

    // Appearance
    showAddRemoveServices: false,
    showForgotPasswordLink: false,
    showLabels: true,
    showPlaceholders: true,
    showResendVerificationEmailLink: false,

    // Client-side Validation
    continuousValidation: false,
    negativeFeedback: false,
    negativeValidation: true,
    positiveValidation: true,
    positiveFeedback: true,
    showValidating: true,

    // Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
    privacyUrl: 'privacy',
    termsUrl: 'terms-of-use',

    // Redirects
    homeRoutePath: '/home',
    redirectTimeout: 4000,

    // Hooks
    onLogoutHook: myLogoutFunc,
    onSubmitHook: mySubmitFunc,
    preSignUpHook: myPreSubmitFunc,
    postSignUpHook: myPostSubmitFunc,

    // Texts
    texts: {
      button: {
          signUp: "Register Now!"
      },
      socialSignUp: "Register",
      socialIcons: {
          "meteor-developer": "fa fa-rocket"
      },
      title: {
          forgotPwd: "Recover Your Password"
      },
    },
});

Details for each of them follow.

Option Type Default Description
Behavior
confirmPassword Boolean true Specifies whether to ask the password twice for confirmation. This has no effect on the sign in form.
defaultState String "signIn" Specifies the state to be used initially when atForm is rendered. This is not considered when rendering atForm on configured routes.
enablePasswordChange Boolean false Specifies whether to allow to show the form for password change. Note: In case the changePwd route is not configured, this is to be done manually inside some custom template.
enforceEmailVerification Boolean false When set to true together with sendVerificationEmail, forbids user login unless the email address is verified. Warning: experimental! Use it only if you have accounts-password as the only service!!!
focusFirstInput Boolean !Meteor.isCordova When set to true, asks to autofocus the first input of atForm when the template is rendered. Note: have a look at this issue in case you're getting problems with cordova apps.
forbidClientAccountCreation Boolean false Specifies whether to forbid user registration from the client side. In case it is set to true, neither the link for user registration nor the sign up form will be shown.
overrideLoginErrors Boolean true Asks to show a general Login Forbidden on a login failure, without specifying whether it was for a wrong email or for a wrong password.
sendVerificationEmail Boolean false Specifies whether to send the verification email after successful registration.
redirectTimeout Number 2000 Specifies a timeout time for the redirect after successful form submit on enrollAccount, forgotPwd, resetPwd, and verifyEmail routes.
socialLoginStyle String "popup" Specifies the login style for 3rd party services login. Valid values are popup or redirect. See loginStyle option of Meteor.loginWith for more information.
lowercaseUsername Boolean false Possibly asks to transform username field for user objects at registration time to be always in lowercase with no spaces. The original username value will be added to the user.profile field for later use.
Appearance
hideSignInLink Boolean false When set to true, asks to never show the link to the sign in page
hideSignUpLink Boolean false When set to true, asks to never show the link to the sign up page
showAddRemoveServices Boolean false Tells whether to show social account buttons also when the user is signed in. In case it is set to true, the text of buttons will change from 'Sign in With XXX' to 'Add XXX' or 'Remove XXX' when the user signs in. 'Add' will be used if that particular service is still not associated with the current account, while 'Remove' is used only in case a particular service is already used by the user and there are at least two services available for sign in operations. Clicks on 'Add XXX' trigger the call to Meteor.loginWithXXX, as usual, while click on 'Remove XXX' will call the method ATRemoveService provided by AccountsTemplates. This means you need to have some additional logic to deal with the call Meteor.loginWithXXX in order to actually add the service to the user account. One solution to this is to use the package accounts-meld which was build exactly for this purpose.
showForgotPasswordLink Boolean false Specifies whether to display a link to the forgot password page/form
showLabels Boolean true Specifies whether to display text labels above input elements.
showPlaceholders Boolean true Specifies whether to display place-holder text inside input elements.
showResendVerificationEmailLink Boolean false Specifies whether to display a link to the resend verification email page/form
Texts
texts Object Permits to specify texts to be shown on the atForm for each of its states (see below).
Client-side Validation
continuousValidation Boolean false Specifies whether to continuously validate fields' value while the user is typing. It is performed client-side only to save round trips with the server.
negativeValidation Boolean false Specifies whether to highlight input elements in case of negative validation.
positiveValidation Boolean false Specifies whether to highlight input elements in case of positive validation.
negativeFeedback Boolean false Specifies whether to display negative validation feed-back inside input elements.
positiveFeedback Boolean false Specifies whether to display positive validation feed-back inside input elements.
showValidating Boolean false Specifies whether to display a loading icon inside input elements while the validation process is in progress.
Links
homeRoutePath String '/' Path for the home route, to be possibly used for redirects after successful form submission.
privacyUrl String undefined Path for the route displaying the privacy document. In case it is specified, a link to the page will be displayed at the bottom of the form (when appropriate).
termsUrl String undefined Path for the route displaying the document about terms of use. In case it is specified, a link to the page will be displayed at the bottom of the form (when appropriate).
Hooks
onLogoutHook Function Called on AccountsTemplates.logout invocation: allows for custom redirects or whatever custom action to be taken on user logout.
onSubmitHook Function func(error, state) Called when the pwdForm is being submitted: allows for custom actions to be taken on form submission. error contains possible errors occurred during the submission process, state specifies the atForm internal state from which the submission was triggered. A nice use case might be closing the modal or side-menu showing atForm
preSignUpHook Function func(password, info) Called just before submitting the pwdForm for sign-up: allows for custom actions on the data being submitted. A nice use could be extending the user profile object accessing info.profile. to be taken on form submission. The plain text password is also provided for any reasonable use.
postSignUpHook Function func(userId, info) Called, server side only, just after a successfull user account creation, post submitting the pwdForm for sign-up: allows for custom actions on the data being submitted after we are sure a new user was successfully created. A common use might be applying roles to the user, as this is only possible after fully completing user creation in alanning:roles. The userId is available as the first parameter, so that user user object may be retrieved. The password is not available as it's already encrypted, though the encrypted password may be found in info if of use.
onSubmitHook

A straightforward configuration about how to detect when a user logs in or registers might look like the following:

var mySubmitFunc = function(error, state){
  if (!error) {
    if (state === "signIn") {
      // Successfully logged in
      // ...
    }
    if (state === "signUp") {
      // Successfully registered
      // ...
    }
  }
};

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    onSubmitHook: mySubmitFunc
});

AccountsTemplates.logout()

Should be used in place of Meteor.logout(). This function invokes the onLogoutHook specified in the optional configuration. Also note that AccountsTemplates.logout() is invoked when logging out using the atNavButton.

//Use in  place of Meteor.logout() in your client code.  Also called automatically by atNavButton when clicking Sign Off
AccountsTemplates.logout();
var myPostLogout = function(){
    //example redirect after logout
    Router.go('/home');
};

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    onLogoutHook: myPostLogout
});

Internal States

The atForm template changes reactively based on the current internal state of AccountsTemplates. The current internal state can be queried with AccountsTemplates.getState() and set with AccountsTemplates.setState(new_state)

Currently available states are:

Internal State What's shown
changePwd Change password form asking to set a new password
enrollAccount Account Enrollment form asking to set a password
forgotPwd Forgot Password form asking for the email address where to send a reset password link
hide None at all...
resendVerificationEmail Login form with an additional button to get another verification email
resetPwd Reset Password form asking to set a password
signIn Login form
signUp Registration form
verifyEmail Only the result about email verification

Content Protection

If you want to secure a specific template, you could add that template like this:

{{> ensureSignedIn template="myTemplate"}}

and that will render the default fullPageAtForm template from your chosen User Accounts templates package (bootstrap, materialize, etc). Once signed in, it'll render myTemplate instead of the accounts form.

If you want to declare a custom sign in template instead of fullPageAtForm, you would do this:

{{> ensureSignedIn template="myTemplate" auth="myLoginForm"}}

That custom auth template just needs to include {{> atForm}} somewhere in it. The only reason you'd use this optional feature is if you wanted to modify the layout around the atForm template (like fullPageAtForm does).

In case you're using one of the routing packages useraccounts:iron-routing or useraccounts:flow-routing refer to their documentation for more possibilities.

reCaptcha Setup

To set up reCaptcha, you need to first obtain API keys.

Then, a recommended setup is as follows.

A Meteor settings file with the keys:

{
    "public": {
        "reCaptcha": {
            "siteKey": YOUR SITE KEY
        }
    },
    "reCaptcha": {
        "secretKey": YOUR SECRET KEY
    }
}

and configuration to show the reCaptcha widget:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    showReCaptcha: true
});

The reCaptcha plugin can likewise be set up with the following complete example:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    reCaptcha: {
        siteKey: YOUR SITE KEY,
        theme: "light",
        data_type: "image"
    },
    showReCaptcha: true
});

And, in a separate file in the /server folder:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    reCaptcha: {
        secretKey: YOUR SECRET KEY.
    },
});

Each option is described below:

Option Type Default Description
siteKey String none The site key needed to create the reCaptcha widget. This can be specified in just the Meteor settings file.
secretKey String none The secret key needed to verify the reCaptcha response. Warning: Only set this in a file in /server or in a Meteor settings file. Otherwise, your private key can be read by anyone!
theme String "light" Sets the reCaptcha theme color. The options are "light" and "dark".
data_type String "image" Sets the verification method. Options are "image" or "audio".
showReCaptcha Boolean false Whether to show the reCaptcha widget on sign in or not. No reCaptcha validation will occur if set to false.

Detect reactively when a form is being processed

AccountsTemplates.disabled() returns true when a submitted form is being processed and false once the submission process has been completed (successfully or not). AccountsTemplate.disabled() is reactive and can be used to trigger UI events, such as spinners, "Please wait" messages or to disable input elements, while the form is being processed. The function works irrespectively of form status (signIn, signUp, pwdReset etc.). A typical use-case would be in a template helper:

<template name="myLogin">
 {{#if atDisabled}}
  Please wait...
 {{/if}}
 <div class="{{atClass}}">
  {{> atForm}}
 </div>
</template>
Template.myLogin.helpers({
 atDisabled: function() {
  return AccountsTemplates.disabled();
 },
 atClass: function() {
  return AccountsTemplates.disabled() ? 'disabled' : 'active';
 }
});

Advanced Customization

Configuring Texts

In case you wish to change texts on atForm, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
        navSignIn: "signIn",
        navSignOut: "signOut",
        optionalField: "optional",
        pwdLink_pre: "",
        pwdLink_link: "forgotPassword",
        pwdLink_suff: "",
        resendVerificationEmailLink_pre: "Verification email lost?",
        resendVerificationEmailLink_link: "Send again",
        resendVerificationEmailLink_suff: "",
        sep: "OR",
        signInLink_pre: "ifYouAlreadyHaveAnAccount",
        signInLink_link: "signin",
        signInLink_suff: "",
        signUpLink_pre: "dontHaveAnAccount",
        signUpLink_link: "signUp",
        signUpLink_suff: "",
        socialAdd: "add",
        socialConfigure: "configure",
        socialIcons: {
            "meteor-developer": "fa fa-rocket",
        },
        socialRemove: "remove",
        socialSignIn: "signIn",
        socialSignUp: "signUp",
        socialWith: "with",
        termsPreamble: "clickAgree",
        termsPrivacy: "privacyPolicy",
        termsAnd: "and",
        termsTerms: "terms",
    }
});

the above example asks to change some of the available text configurations. You can specify only a subsets of them leaving default values unchanged. To learn how to change title, button, social buttons' icon, info, and errors text read below.

Form Title

In case you wish to change form titles, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
      title: {
        changePwd: "Password Title",
        enrollAccount: "Enroll Title",
        forgotPwd: "Forgot Pwd Title",
        resetPwd: "Reset Pwd Title",
        signIn: "Sign In Title",
        signUp: "Sign Up Title",
        verifyEmail: "Verify Email Title",
      }
    }
});

the above example asks to change the title for all possible form states, but you can specify only a subset of them leaving default values unchanged.

You can also hide a title by setting it to an empty string. For example with:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
      title: {
        signIn: "",
      }
    }
});

no title will be shown on the sign in form.

Button Text

In case you wish to change the text appearing inside the submission button, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
        button: {
          changePwd: "Password Text",
          enrollAccount: "Enroll Text",
          forgotPwd: "Forgot Pwd Text",
          resetPwd: "Reset Pwd Text",
          signIn: "Sign In Text",
          signUp: "Sign Up Text",
        }
    }
});

the above example asks to change the button text for all possible form states, but you can specify only a subset of them leaving default values unchanged.

Social Button Icons

In case you wish to change the icon appearing on the left of social login buttons, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
        socialIcons: {
          google: "myGoogleIcon",
          "meteor-developer": "myMeteorIcon",
        }
    }
});

to specify a different icon classes to be used for services. By default the icon class is set to fa fa-*service*, but for the "meteor-developer" service for which fa fa-rocket is used. An exception is made for useaccounts:semantic-ui which sets them simply to *service*, which is the correct way to go.

Info Text

In case you wish to change the info text appearing inside the results box, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
        info: {
            emailSent: "info.emailSent",
            emailVerified: "info.emailVerified",
            pwdChanged: "info.passwordChanged",
            pwdReset: "info.passwordReset",
            pwdSet: "info.passwordReset",
            signUpVerifyEmail: "Successful Registration! Please check your email and follow the instructions.",
            verificationEmailSent: "A new email has been sent to you. If the email doesn't show up in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder.",
        }
    }
});

The above calls simply set all values as the current default ones.

Input Field Icons

In case you wish to change the icon appearing on the right side of input fields to show their validation status, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
      inputIcons: {
          isValidating: "fa fa-spinner fa-spin",
          hasSuccess: "fa fa-check",
          hasError: "fa fa-times",
      }
    }
});

Errors Text

In case you wish to change the text for errors appearing inside the error box, you can call:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    texts: {
        errors: {
            accountsCreationDisabled: "Client side accounts creation is disabled!!!",
            cannotRemoveService: "Cannot remove the only active service!",
            captchaVerification: "Captcha verification failed!",
            loginForbidden: "error.accounts.Login forbidden",
            mustBeLoggedIn: "error.accounts.Must be logged in",
            pwdMismatch: "error.pwdsDontMatch",
            validationErrors: "Validation Errors",
            verifyEmailFirst: "Please verify your email first. Check the email and follow the link!",
        }
    }
});

The above calls simply set all values as the current default ones. Note: The above list of errors refers to those set directly by AccountsTemplates only! Errors which comes from the Accounts packages cannot be overwritten (at least not easily...) Please have a look at Form Fields Configuration to learn how to set validation errors on a field basis.

Disabling Client-side Accounts Creation

AccountsTemplates disables by default accounts creation on the client. This is done to use a dedicated method called ATCreateUserServer (sending the password on the wire already hashed as usual...) to create the new users server-side. This way a bulletproof profile fields full validation can be performed. But there is one more parameter to set in case you'd like to forbid client-side accounts creation, which is the following:

  • forbidClientAccountCreation - (Boolean, default false) Specifies whether to forbid accounts creation from the client.

it is exactly the same provided by the Accounts object, so this means you need to do:

AccountsTemplates.configure({
    forbidClientAccountCreation: true
});

instead of the usual:

Accounts.config({
  forbidClientAccountCreation : true
});

Form Fields Configuration

Every input field appearing inside AccountsTemplates forms can be easily customized both for appearance and validation behaviour. Additional (custom) fields can be added to the sign up and registration forms, and the properties of built-in fields, like email and password can be overridden (see Remove fields)

Each field object is represented by the following properties:

Property Type Required Description
_id String X A unique field's id/name (internal use only) to be also used as attribute name into Meteor.user().profile in case it identifies an additional sign up field. Usually all lowercase letters.
type String X Specifies the input element type. At the moment supported inputs are: password, email, text, tel, url, checkbox, select, radio, hidden.
required Boolean When set to true the corresponding field cannot be left blank
displayName String or Object The field name to be shown as text label above the input element. In case nothing is specified, the capitalized _id is used. The text label is shown only if showLabels options is set to true.
placeholder String or Object The placeholder text to be shown inside the input element. In case nothing is specified, the capitalized _id will be used. The place-holder is shown only if showPlaceholders option is set to true.
select [Object] Lets you specify an array of choices to be displayed for select and radio inputs. See example below.
minLength Integer If specified, requires the content of the field to be at least minLength characters.
maxLength Integer If specified, require the content of the field to be at most maxLength characters.
re RegExp Possibly specifies the regular expression to be used for the field's content validation. Validation is performed both client-side (at every input change if continuousValidation option is set to true) and server-side on form submit.
func Function Custom function to be used for validation.
errStr String Error message to be displayed in case re or func validation fail.
trim Boolean Trim the input value.
lowercase Boolean Convert the input value to lowercase.
uppercase Boolean Convert the input value to uppercase.
transform Function Custom function to transform the input value.
continuousValidation Boolean Continuously validate fields' value while the user is typing. It is performed client-side only to save round trips with the server.
negativeValidation Boolean Highlight input elements in case of negative validation.
positiveValidation Boolean Highlight input elements in case of positive validation.
negativeFeedback Boolean Display negative validation feedback inside input elements.
positiveFeedback Boolean Display positive validation feedback inside input elements.
showValidating Boolean Display a loading icon inside input elements while the validation process is in progress.
options Object Allows to pass in additional custom options to be possibly used to extend input templates (see Extending Templates)
template String The name of a custom template to be used in place of the default one.

displayName, placeholder, and errStr can also be an accounts-t9n registered key, in which case it will be translated based on the currently selected language. In case you'd like to specify a key which is not already provided by accounts-t9n you can always map your own keys. To learn how to register new labels, please refer to the official documentation.

continuousValidation, negativeFeedback, negativeValidation, positiveValidation, positiveFeedback, showValidating can be used to override global settings (see Form Fields Configuration) on a per field basis.

Furthermore, you can pass an object for displayName, placeholder to specify different texts for different form states. The matched pattern is:

{
    default: Match.Optional(String),
    changePwd: Match.Optional(String),
    enrollAccount: Match.Optional(String),
    forgotPwd: Match.Optional(String),
    resetPwd: Match.Optional(String),
    signIn: Match.Optional(String),
    signUp: Match.Optional(String),
}

which permits to specify a different text for each different state, or a default value to be used for states which are not explicitly provided. For example:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'password',
    type: 'password',
    placeholder: {
        signUp: "At least six characters"
    },
    required: true,
    minLength: 6,
    re: /(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z]).{6,}/,
    errStr: 'At least 1 digit, 1 lowercase and 1 uppercase',
});

asks AccountsTemplates to display "At least six characters" as the placeholder for the password field when the sign up form is display, and to display "Password" (the capitalized _id_) in any other case.

Custom validation

Custom validation can be achieved by providing a regular expression or a function. In case you go for the function solution, this:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'name',
    type: 'text',
    displayName: "Name",
    func: function(value){return value !== 'Full Name';},
    errStr: 'Only "Full Name" allowed!',
});

will require the name input to be exactly "Full Name" (though this might not be that interesting...). If instead you do something along the following line:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'phone',
    type: 'tel',
    displayName: "Phone",
    required: true,
    func: function (number) {
        if (Meteor.isServer){
          if (isValidPhone(number))
              return false; // meaning no error!
          return true; // Validation error!
        }
    },
    errStr: 'Invalid Phone number!',
});

supposing isValidPhone is available only server-side, you will be validating the field only server-side, on form submission.

If, differently, you do something like this:

if (Meteor.isServer){
    Meteor.methods({
        "userExists": function(username){
            return !!Meteor.users.findOne({username: username});
        },
    });
}

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'username',
    type: 'text',
    required: true,
    func: function(value){
        if (Meteor.isClient) {
            console.log("Validating username...");
            var self = this;
            Meteor.call("userExists", value, function(err, userExists){
                if (!userExists)
                    self.setSuccess();
                else
                    self.setError(userExists);
                self.setValidating(false);
            });
            return;
        }
        // Server
        return Meteor.call("userExists", value);
    },
});

you can achieve also client-side and server-side validation calling a server method During the waiting time a loading icon will be displayed (if you configure showValidating to be true). To configure the loading icon see Input Field Icons.

Note: field.setError(err), field.setSuccess(), and field.setValidating() are methods used to deal with inputs' validation states. A null value means non-validated, false means correctly validated, no error, and any other value evaluated as true (usually strings specifying the reason for the validation error), are finally interpreted as error and displayed where more appropriate.

Checkboxes, Selects, Radios, and Hidden

This is an example about how to add Checkboxes, Selects, and Radios to the sign up fields:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: "gender",
    type: "select",
    displayName: "Gender",
    select: [
        {
            text: "Male",
            value: "male",
        },
        {
            text: "Female",
            value: "female",
        },
    ],
});

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: "fruit",
    type: "radio",
    displayName: "Preferred Fruit",
    select: [
        {
        text: "Apple",
        value: "aa",
      }, {
        text: "Banana",
        value: "bb",
      }, {
        text: "Carrot",
        value: "cc",
      },
    ],
});

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: "mailing_list",
    type: "checkbox",
    displayName: "Subscribe me to mailing List",
});

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'reg_code',
    type: 'hidden'
});

please note the select list which lets you specify the values for the choice. The value value of corresponding selected text will be picked up and added into the profile field of the user object.

Hidden inputs might be of help in case you want to consider to link to your registration page from around the web (emails, ads, discount campaigns, etc...) with links like this:

http://my.splendido.site/sign-up?email=giorgio@example.com&reg_code=123

exploiting the ability of AccountsTemplates to pick-up query parameters having the same key as field ids, this would permit to get reg_code: "123" under the profile field of the user object. Please use this with caution! ..never ever do something like:

http://my.splendido.site/sign-up?role=admin

and then set the role of the new user based on the hidden role field. I guess you can appreciate the security hole there ;-)

Special Field's Ids

There are a number of special ids used for basic input fields. These are:

  • current_password
  • email
  • password
  • password_again
  • username
  • username_and_email

Any other id will be interpreted as an additional sign up field. In case a special field is not explicitly added, it will be automatically inserted at initialization time (with appropriate default properties). To customize special fields see Remove fields

Add a field

You can use AccountsTemplates.addField(options) to configure an input field. This apply for both special fields and custom ones. For example you can do:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'phone',
    type: 'tel',
    displayName: "Landline Number",
});

The above snippet asks AccountsTemplates to draw an additional input element within the sign-up form.

Add many fields at once

Another possibility is to add many additional fields at once using addFields:

AccountsTemplates.addFields([
    {
        _id: 'phone',
        type: 'tel',
        displayName: "Landline Number",
    },
    {
        _id: 'fax',
        type: 'tel',
        displayName: "Fax Number",
    }
]);

Remove fields

There is also a removeField method which can be used to remove predefined required fields and adding them again specify different options.

AccountsTemplates.removeField('password');
AccountsTemplates.addField({
    _id: 'password',
    type: 'password',
    required: true,
    minLength: 6,
    re: /(?=.*\\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z]).{6,}/,
    errStr: 'At least 1 digit, 1 lower-case and 1 upper-case',
});

Login with Username or Email

In order to let the user register with both a username and an email address and let him the possibility to log in using one of them, both the username and email fields must be added. This is an example about how to configure such a behaviour:

var pwd = AccountsTemplates.removeField('password');
AccountsTemplates.removeField('email');
AccountsTemplates.addFields([
  {
      _id: "username",
      type: "text",
      displayName: "username",
      required: true,
      minLength: 5,
  },
  {
      _id: 'email',
      type: 'email',
      required: true,
      displayName: "email",
      re: /.+@(.+){2,}\.(.+){2,}/,
      errStr: 'Invalid email',
  },
  pwd
]);

This will trigger the automatic insertion of the special field username_and_email to be used for the sign in form. If you wish to further customize the username_and_email field you can add it together with the other two:

var pwd = AccountsTemplates.removeField('password');
AccountsTemplates.removeField('email');
AccountsTemplates.addFields([
  {
      _id: "username",
      type: "text",
      displayName: "username",
      required: true,
      minLength: 5,
  },
  {
      _id: 'email',
      type: 'email',
      required: true,
      displayName: "email",
      re: /.+@(.+){2,}\.(.+){2,}/,
      errStr: 'Invalid email',
  },
  {
      _id: 'username_and_email',
      type: 'text',
      required: true,
      displayName: "Login",
  },
  pwd
]);

Extending Templates

With the aldeed:template-extension package, the built-in templates or sub-templates of any user-accounts UI package may be replaced by custom templates. The purpose is to create more sophisticated or specialized layouts or styling.

In case of input fields the option template (see Form Fields Configuration) can be directly used without the need to rely on aldeed:template-extension package.

Here is a simple example of a template you can use for a field of type 'select':

<template name="customSelectTemplate">
  <select id="at-field-{{_id}}" name="at-field-{{_id}}" data-something="{{options.someOption}}">
    {{#each select}}
    <option value="{{value}}">{{text}}</option>
    {{/each}}
  </select>
</template>

Custom properties that hold information about the look of the form may be attached to the options object of a field. It may then be used to change the output while looping the fields. Adding a divider might look like this:

AccountsTemplates.addField({
  _id: "address",
  type: "text",

  // Options object with custom properties for my layout. At the moment, there are
  // no special properties; it is up the developer to invent them
  options: {
    // Put a divider before this field
    dividerBefore: true
  }
});
<template name="appAtInput">
  {{#if options.dividerBefore}}<hr>{{/if}}

  {{> Template.dynamic template=templateName}}
</template>
Template.appAtInput.replaces("atInput");

Grouping fields

Grouping fields together is a special problem in regard to layout. The issue is creating some container markup while iterating over the fields (the templating engine of Meteor doesn't allow outputting an opening tag inside a loop without closing it in the same iteration).

A solution to the problem is demonstrated in this gist (Semantic UI version).

CSS Rules

The main atForm is build up of several pieces, appearing and disappearing based on configuration options as well as the current internal status. Each of these blocks is wrapped inside a div with class at-<something>: this should made your life easier if you're trying to write your own CSS rules to change templates' appearance.

Social login buttons (button.at-social-btn) have an id in the form at-<servicename> and name <servicename>.

Input fields for the password service form are wrapped inside a div with class at-input. The same div gets classes has-error, has-success, and has-feedback in case of negative validation result, positive validation and validation with feedback respectively. The input element itself has id and name in the form at-field-<field_id>. Note: has-error, has-success, and has-feedback names might change from framework to framework. These are valid for the unstyled and bootstrap versions...

Below is a html snapshot of an over-complete atForm taken from the unstyled version in which you can find all elements possibly shown under different configurations and circumstances.

<div class="at-form">
  <!-- Title -->
  <div class="at-title">
    <h3>Create an Account</h3>
  </div>
  <!-- Social Buttons for Oauth Sign In / Sign Up-->
  <div class="at-oauth">
    <button class="at-social-btn" id="at-facebook" name="facebook">
      <i class="fa fa-facebook"></i> Sign in with Facebook
    </button>
    <button class="at-social-btn" id="at-twitter" name="twitter">
      <i class="fa fa-twitter"></i> Sign in with Twitter
    </button>
  </div>
  <!-- Services Separator -->
  <div class="at-sep">
    <strong>OR</strong>
  </div>
  <!-- Global Error -->
  <div class="at-error">
      <p>Login forbidden</p>
  </div>
  <!-- Global Resutl -->
  <div class="at-result">
      <p>Email Sent!</p>
  </div>
  <!-- Password Service -->
  <div class="at-pwd-form">
    <form role="form" id="at-pwd-form" novalidate="">
      <!-- Input -->
      <div class="at-input">
        <label for="at-field-username">
          Username
        </label>
        <input type="text" id="at-field-username" name="at-field-username" placeholder="Username" autocapitalize="none" autocorrect="off">
      </div>
      <!-- Input with Validation Error -->
      <div class="at-input has-error">
        <label for="at-field-email">
          Email
        </label>
        <input type="email" id="at-field-email" name="at-field-email" placeholder="Email" autocapitalize="none" autocorrect="off">
        <span>Invalid email</span>
      </div>
      <!-- Input with Successful Validation -->
      <div class="at-input has-success">
        <label for="at-field-password">
          Password
        </label>
        <input type="password" id="at-field-password" name="at-field-password" placeholder="Password" autocapitalize="none" autocorrect="off">
      </div>
      <!-- Forgot Password Link -->
      <div class="at-pwd-link">
        <p>
          <a href="/forgot-password" id="at-forgotPwd" class="at-link at-pwd">Forgot your password?</a>
        </p>
      </div>
      <!-- Form Submit Button -->
      <button type="submit" class="at-btn submit disabled" id="at-btn">
        Register
      </button>
    </form>
  </div>
  <!-- Link to Sign In -->
  <div class="at-signin-link">
    <p>
      If you already have an account
      <a href="/sign-in" id="at-signIn" class="at-link at-signin">sign in</a>
    </p>
  </div>
  <!-- Link to Sign Up -->
  <div class="at-signup-link">
    <p>
      Don't have an account?
      <a href="/sign-up" id="at-signUp" class="at-link at-signup">Register</a>
    </p>
  </div>
  <!-- Link to Privacy Policy and Terms of use -->
  <div class="at-terms-link">
    <p>
      By clicking Register, you agree to our
        <a href="/privacyPolicy">Privacy Policy</a>
        and
        <a href="/termsOfUse">Terms of Use</a>
    </p>
  </div>
</div>

Wrapping Up for Famo.us

By simply typing

meteor add useraccounts:famous-wrapper

you'll be able to turn your preferred flavour of accounts templates into a package ready to be used within a famous-views + Famo.us application.

This means you can get an animated version of the atForm template without any effort! :-)

To learn how to make animations you might want to check the following links:

configureAnimations

...well, actually it might be that you don't like the default animations so you might consider to use AccountsTemplates.configureAnimations (provided by the wrapper...) to specify your custom animation functions. This is an example showing how to do it:

var Transform;
var Easing;
if (Meteor.isClient){
    FView.ready(function(require) {
        Transform = famous.core.Transform;
        Easing = famous.transitions.Easing;
    });
}

var slideLeftDestroy = function(fview){
    fview.modifier.setTransform(
        Transform.translate(-$(window).width(),0),
        { duration : 250, curve: Easing.easeOutSine },
        function() { fview.destroy();}
    );
};


AccountsTemplates.configureAnimations({
    destroy: {
        atSignupLink: slideLeftDestroy,
    }
});

this asks AT to use slideLeftDestroy to animate the template atSignupLink when it is to be destroyed.

As you've just seen configureAnimations take an options object as parameter:

AccountsTemplates.configureAnimations(options);

this options object can have three different keys at the first level:

var options = {
    render: {
      // more stuff here...
    },
    destroy: {
      // more stuff here...
    },
    state_change: {
      // more stuff here...
    },
    animQueueDelay: 100,
    animQueueStartDelay: 200,
    setStateDelay: 300,

};
AccountsTemplates.configureAnimations(options);

they are render, destroy, state_change, animQueueDelay, animQueueStartDelay, and setStateDelay. The first three, what a surprise, they let you specify what to do when one of the templates building up the atForm is rendered, destroyed or when the form's state changes (respectively).

...at the second level you can specify which animation has to be applied to which template:

var options = {
    render: {
        default: animA,
        atTitle: animB,
        atSocial: animC,
        atSep: animC,
        atError: animB,
        atResult: animB,
        atPwdForm: null,
        atSigninLink: null,
        atSignupLink: animB,
        atTermsLink: animD,
    },
    // ...
};

the above one is the full list of available animated templates... The value you specify can be null (to remove a default animation...) or a function. If you specify a function it should be like the following:

var animFunc = function(fview){
    fview.modifier.setTransform(
        Transform.<some_transform>( ... ),
        { duration : <millisecs>, curve: Easing.<some_curve> }
    );
};

the fview parameter actually let you access the famous view associated with the template (so feel free to do whatever you wish with it...).

Warning: when you specify an animation to be used on destroy you must take care of the actual destroy! ...usually it is enough to call fview.destroy() when the animation completes:

var animFunc = function(fview){
    fview.modifier.setTransform(
        Transform.<some_transform>( ... ),
        { duration : <millisecs>, curve: Easing.<some_curve> },
        function(){ fview.destroy();}
    );
};

Warning2: At the moment the animation for the state change is supposed to last for double the setStateDelay duration, and the state change is actually postponed by setStateDelay milliseconds. This let you divide your animation in two different part (so, e.g., you can hide things and show them again with the new content...). The following is the default animations used on state change:

vFlip = function(fview){
    fview.modifier.setTransform(
        Transform.rotate(Math.PI-0.05,0,0),
        {
            duration : AccountsTemplates.animations.setStateDelay,
            curve: "easeIn",
        },
        function() {
            fview.modifier.setTransform(
                Transform.rotate(-0.1,0,0),
                {
                    duration : AccountsTemplates.animations.setStateDelay,
                    curve: "easeOut",
                }
            );
        }
    );
};

and as you can see schedules two different animations, one after the another, lasting setStateDelay ms each.

pushToAnimationQueue

In case you're interested in sequence animation, AT also provides an experimental animation cue you can use to schedule your animation with a bit of delay between them. To use it simply wrap the modifier.setTransform within an AccountsTemplates.pushToAnimationQueue call, like this:

var fallFromTop = function(fview){
    fview.modifier.setTransform(Transform.translate(0, -$(window).height()));
    AccountsTemplates.pushToAnimationQueue(function() {
        fview.modifier.setTransform(
            Transform.translate(0,0),
            { duration : 450, curve: Easing.easeOutSine }
        );
    });
};

the full signature for it is:

AccountsTemplates.pushToAnimationQueue(func, at_begin);

and if pass true for at_begin, the function will be pushed to the begin of the cue rather than at the end.

The first animation is started after animQueueStartDelay milliseconds from the first insertion and a delay of animQueueStartDelay milliseconds is applied between start of animations (you can configure these two values with configureAnimations function as listed above...).

And that's it! Enjoy ;-)

Side Notes

3rd Party Login Services Configuration

Normally, if you have not configured a social account with, e.g.,

// Set up login services
Meteor.startup(function() {
    // Add Facebook configuration entry
    ServiceConfiguration.configurations.update(
      { "service": "facebook" },
      {
        $set: {
          "appId": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
          "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
        }
      },
      { upsert: true }
    );

    // Add GitHub configuration entry
    ServiceConfiguration.configurations.update(
      { "service": "github" },
      {
        $set: {
          "clientId": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
          "secret": "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
        }
      },
      { upsert: true }
    );
});

3rd party login buttons are not shown. To allow display buttons with, e.g., 'Configure Foobook', simply add the packages service-configuration and accounts-ui with:

meteor add service-configuration
meteor add accounts-ui

Warning: At the moment the UI for service configuration is not supported and the one provided by accounts-ui will be shown!