A Ruby client for the Nexaas ID REST API
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This is the official Ruby client for the Nexaas ID API.

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Nexaas ID API docs: https://docs.id.nexaas.com/

nexaas-id-client-ruby RDoc documentation: http://rubydoc.info/github/myfreecomm/nexaas-id-client-ruby/frames/

The RDoc is the best place to learn how to use this client. A few example uses are listed below. See the mapping of API endpoints to this client code below as well to find what you need.

This client only uses the API of Nexaas ID. To authenticate users via OAuth2 in Ruby, see the omni_auth_nexaas_id gem (code and example of use).


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'nexaas_id-client', require: 'nexaas_id'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install nexaas_id-client


This gem supports Ruby 2.1 or superior.


Create a new application

Go to https://id.nexaas.com/applications and create a new application in your Nexaas ID account.

Use NexaasID.configure to setup your environment

require 'nexaas_id'

NexaasID.configure do |c|
  c.url = 'https://sandbox.id.nexaas.com' # defaults to 'https://id.nexaas.com' if omitted
  c.user_agent = 'My App v1.0' # optional, but you should pass a custom user-agent identifying your app
  c.application_token = 'your-application-token'
  c.application_secret = 'your-application-secret'

Or, if you want to instantiate multiple application connections:

require 'nexaas_id'

config = NexaasID.Configuration.build do |c|
  c.url = 'https://sandbox.id.nexaas.com'
  c.user_agent = 'My App v1.0'
  c.application_token = 'your-application-token'
  c.application_secret = 'your-application-secret'


The API can be used to access resources owned by an Identity, which requires previous authorization from the corresponding user (see the omni_auth_nexaas_id gem), or resources owned by an Application, which only requires the application's credentials.

Resources owned by an Identity

Create an instance of NexaasID::Client::Identity, as below:

client = NexaasID::Client::Identity.new(user_credentials)

Or passing an explicit configuration:

client = NexaasID::Client::Identity.new(user_credentials, config)

Here, user_crendentials is an object that must have the following attributes available for reading/writing:

  • access_token
  • refresh_token
  • expires_in
  • expires_at

As long as these attributes are available, your object can be of any class (an Active Record object or a simple OpenStruct, for instance); the client won't make any assumptions about its nature. Your application is responsible for obtaining the initial values for these attributes (through the OAuth2 Authorization Flow, using the omni_auth_nexaas_id gem) and storing them as appropriate (you might store them using a Users table for instance, or even in your user's session). The client WILL updated these attributes if the token has to be refreshed (Nexaas ID uses a TTL of 2 hours for access tokens) and your application needs to update its storage when that happens.

Now you have access to the following endpoints:


client = NexaasID::Client::Identity.new(user_credentials)

profile_resource = client.profile

profile = profile_resource.get # Obtains user's profile
profile.id      # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'
profile.email   # 'john.doe@example.com'
profile.name    # 'John Doe'

contacts = profile_resource.professional_info # Obtains user's professional information
contacts.id             # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'
contacts.phone_numbers  # ['+55 21 12345678']

sign_up_resource = client.sign_up

# Invites another user to Nexaas ID on behalf of the current user
sign_up = sign_up_resource.create('another.john@example.com')
sign_up.id        # '1061a775-b86c-4082-b801-767f651fa4c7'
sign_up.email     # 'another.john@example.com'
sign_up.requester # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'

widget_resource = client.widget

# Obtains navigation bar URL with current user information and logout button
navbar_url = widget_resource.navbar_url

Resources not owned by an Identity

Create an instance of NexaasID::Client::Application, as below:

client = NexaasID::Client::Application.new

Or passing a explicit configuration:

client = NexaasID::Client::Application.new(config)

Now you have access to the following endpoints:


client = NexaasID::Client::Application.new

sign_up_resource = client.sign_up

# Invites another user to Nexaas ID on behalf of the application
sign_up = sign_up_resource.create('another.john@example.com')
sign_up.id        # '1061a775-b86c-4082-b801-767f651fa4c7'
sign_up.email     # 'another.john@example.com'
sign_up.requester # nil

Error handling

In case of a transport or OAuth error, an instance of NexaasID::Client::Exception will be raised by the client. This exception can be inspected using the methods status, headers and body.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request