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Okta Auth JavaScript SDK

The Okta Auth JavaScript SDK builds on top of our Authentication API and OAuth 2.0 API to enable you to create a fully branded sign-in experience using JavaScript.

You can learn more on the Okta + JavaScript page in our documentation.

Release status

This library uses semantic versioning and follows Okta's library version policy.

✔️ The current stable major version series is: 2.x

Version Status
2.x ✔️ Stable
1.x ⚠️ Retiring on 2019-05-31
0.x Retired

The latest release can always be found on the releases page.

Need help?

If you run into problems using the SDK, you can:

Getting started

Installing the Authentication SDK is simple. You can include it in your project via our npm package, @okta/okta-auth-js.

You'll also need:

Using the npm module

Using our npm module is a good choice if:

  • You have a build system in place where you manage dependencies with npm.
  • You do not want to load scripts directly from third party sites.

To install @okta/okta-auth-js:

# Run this command in your project root folder.
npm install @okta/okta-auth-js --save

After running npm install, the minified auth client will be installed to node_modules/@okta/okta-auth-js/dist. You can copy the dist contents to a publicly hosted directory. However, if you're using a bundler like Webpack or Browserify, you can simply import the module using CommonJS.

var OktaAuth = require('@okta/okta-auth-js');
var authClient = new OktaAuth(/* configOptions */);

If you're using a bundler like webpack or browserify, we have implementations for jquery and reqwest included. To use them, import the SDK like this:

// reqwest
var OktaAuth = require('@okta/okta-auth-js/reqwest');

// jquery
var OktaAuth = require('@okta/okta-auth-js/jquery');

Usage guide

For an overview of the client's features and authentication flows, check out our developer docs. There, you will learn how to use the Auth SDK on a simple static page to:

  • Retrieve and store an OpenID Connect (OIDC) token
  • Get an Okta session

You can also browse the full API reference documentation.

Configuration reference

If you are using this SDK to implement an OIDC flow, the only required configuration option is issuer:

var config = {
  issuer: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default'
};

var authClient = new OktaAuth(config);

If you’re using this SDK only for communicating with the Authentication API, you instead need to set the url for your Okta Domain:

var config = {
  // The URL for your Okta organization
  url: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}'
};

var authClient = new OktaAuth(config);

OpenID Connect options

These configuration options can be included when instantiating Okta Auth JS (new OktaAuth(config)) or in token.getWithoutPrompt, token.getWithPopup, or token.getWithRedirect (unless noted otherwise). If included in both, the value passed in the method takes priority.

The tokenManager

Important: This configuration option can be included only when instantiating Okta Auth JS.

Specify the type of storage for tokens. Defaults to localStorage and will fall back to sessionStorage, and/or cookie if not the previous type is not available.

var config = {
  url: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}',
  tokenManager: {
    storage: 'sessionStorage'
  }
};

var authClient = new OktaAuth(config);

By default, the tokenManager will attempt to renew expired tokens. When an expired token is requested by the tokenManager.get() method, a renewal request is executed to update the token. If you wish to manually control token renewal, set autoRenew to false to disable this feature. You can listen to expired events to know when the token has expired.

tokenManager: {
  autoRenew: false
}

Additional Options

Option Description
issuer Specify a custom issuer to perform the OIDC flow. Defaults to the base url parameter if not provided.
clientId Client Id pre-registered with Okta for the OIDC authentication flow.
redirectUri The url that is redirected to when using token.getWithRedirect. This must be pre-registered as part of client registration. If no redirectUri is provided, defaults to the current origin.
authorizeUrl Specify a custom authorizeUrl to perform the OIDC flow. Defaults to the issuer plus "/v1/authorize".
userinfoUrl Specify a custom userinfoUrl. Defaults to the issuer plus "/v1/userinfo".
ignoreSignature ID token signatures are validated by default when token.getWithoutPrompt, token.getWithPopup, token.getWithRedirect, and token.verify are called. To disable ID token signature validation for these methods, set this value to true.
This option should be used only for browser support and testing purposes.
Example Client
var config = {
  url: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}',

  // Optional config
  issuer: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default',
  clientId: 'GHtf9iJdr60A9IYrR0jw',
  redirectUri: 'https://acme.com/oauth2/callback/home',

  // Override the default authorize and userinfo URLs
  authorizeUrl: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default/v1/authorize',
  userinfoUrl: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default/v1/userinfo',

  // TokenManager config
  tokenManager: {
    storage: 'sessionStorage'
  }
};

var authClient = new OktaAuth(config);

Optional configuration options

ajaxRequest

The ajax request implementation. By default, this is implemented using reqwest. To provide your own request library, implement the following interface:

  1. Must accept:
    • method (http method)
    • url (target url)
    • args (object containing headers and data)
  2. Must return a Promise that resolves with a raw XMLHttpRequest response
var config = {
  url: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}',
  ajaxRequest: function(method, url, args) {
    // args is in the form:
    // {
    //   headers: {
    //     headerName: headerValue
    //   },
    //   data: postBodyData
    // }
    return Promise.resolve(/* a raw XMLHttpRequest response */);
  }
}

API Reference


signIn(options)

The goal of an authentication flow is to set an Okta session cookie on the user's browser or retrieve an id_token or access_token. The flow is started using signIn.

  • username - User’s non-qualified short-name (e.g. dade.murphy) or unique fully-qualified login (e.g dade.murphy@example.com)
  • password - The password of the user
  • sendFingerprint - Enabling this will send a X-Device-Fingerprint header. Defaults to false
authClient.signIn({
  username: 'some-username',
  password: 'some-password'
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  if (transaction.status === 'SUCCESS') {
    authClient.session.setCookieAndRedirect(transaction.sessionToken); // Sets a cookie on redirect
  } else {
    throw 'We cannot handle the ' + transaction.status + ' status';
  }
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

signOut()

Signs the user out of their current Okta session.

authClient.signOut()
.then(function() {
  console.log('successfully logged out');
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

forgotPassword(options)

Starts a new password recovery transaction for a given user and issues a recovery token that can be used to reset a user’s password.

  • username - User’s non-qualified short-name (e.g. dade.murphy) or unique fully-qualified login (e.g dade.murphy@example.com)
  • factorType - Recovery factor to use for primary authentication. Supported options are SMS, EMAIL, or CALL
  • relayState - Optional state value that is persisted for the lifetime of the recovery transaction
authClient.forgotPassword({
  username: 'dade.murphy@example.com',
  factorType: 'SMS',
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  return transaction.verify({
    passCode: '123456' // The passCode from the SMS or CALL
  });
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  if (transaction.status === 'SUCCESS') {
    authClient.session.setCookieAndRedirect(transaction.sessionToken);
  } else {
    throw 'We cannot handle the ' + transaction.status + ' status';
  }
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

unlockAccount(options)

Starts a new unlock recovery transaction for a given user and issues a recovery token that can be used to unlock a user’s account.

  • username - User’s non-qualified short-name (e.g. dade.murphy) or unique fully-qualified login (e.g dade.murphy@example.com)
  • factorType - Recovery factor to use for primary authentication. Supported options are SMS, EMAIL, or CALL
  • relayState - Optional state value that is persisted for the lifetime of the recovery transaction
authClient.unlockAccount({
  username: 'dade.murphy@example.com',
  factorType: 'SMS',
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  return transaction.verify({
    passCode: '123456' // The passCode from the SMS
  });
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  if (transaction.status === 'SUCCESS') {
    authClient.session.setCookieAndRedirect(transaction.sessionToken);
  } else {
    throw 'We cannot handle the ' + transaction.status + ' status';
  }
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

verifyRecoveryToken(options)

Validates a recovery token that was distributed to the end-user to continue the recovery transaction.

  • recoveryToken - Recovery token that was distributed to end-user via an out-of-band mechanism such as email
authClient.verifyRecoveryToken({
  recoveryToken: '00xdqXOE5qDZX8-PBR1bYv8AESqIFinDy3yul01tyh'
})
.then(function(transaction) {
  if (transaction.status === 'SUCCESS') {
    authClient.session.setCookieAndRedirect(transaction.sessionToken);
  } else {
    throw 'We cannot handle the ' + transaction.status + ' status';
  }
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

webfinger(options)

Calls the Webfinger API and gets a response.

  • resource - URI that identifies the entity whose information is sought, currently only acct scheme is supported (e.g acct:dade.murphy@example.com)
  • rel - Optional parameter to request only a subset of the information that would otherwise be returned without the "rel" parameter
  • requestContext - Optional parameter that provides Webfinger the context of that which the user is trying to access, such as the path of an app
authClient.webfinger({
  resource: 'acct:john.joe@example.com',
  rel: 'okta:idp',
  requestContext: '/home/dropbox/0oa16630PzpWKeWrH0g4/121'
})
.then(function(res) {
  // use the webfinger response to select an idp
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.error(err);
});

fingerprint(options)

Creates a browser fingerprint.

  • timeout - Time in ms until the operation times out. Defaults to 15000.
authClient.fingerprint()
.then(function(fingerprint) {
  // Do something with the fingerprint
})
.fail(function(err) {
  console.log(err);
})

tx.resume()

Resumes an in-progress transaction. This is useful if a user navigates away from the login page before authentication is complete.

var exists = authClient.tx.exists();
if (exists) {
  authClient.tx.resume()
  .then(function(transaction) {
    console.log('current status:', transaction.status);
  })
  .fail(function(err) {
    console.error(err);
  });
}

tx.exists()

Check for a transaction to be resumed. This is synchronous and returns true or false.

var exists = authClient.tx.exists();
if (exists) {
  console.log('a session exists');
} else {
  console.log('a session does not exist');
}

transaction.status

When Auth Client methods resolve, they return a transaction object that encapsulates the new state in the authentication flow. This transaction contains metadata about the current state, and methods that can be used to progress to the next state.

State Model Diagram

Common methods

cancel()

Terminates the current auth flow.

transaction.cancel()
.then(function() {
  // transaction canceled. You can now start another with authClient.signIn
});
changePassword(options)

Changes a user's password.

  • oldPassword - User’s current password that is expired
  • newPassword - New password for user
transaction.changePassword({
  oldPassword: '0ldP4ssw0rd',
  newPassword: 'N3wP4ssw0rd'
});
resetPassword(options)

Reset a user's password.

  • newPassword - New password for user
transaction.resetPassword({
  newPassword: 'N3wP4ssw0rd'
});
skip()

Ignore the warning and continue.

transaction.skip();

LOCKED_OUT

The user account is locked; self-service unlock or admin unlock is required.

Example Response
{
  status: 'LOCKED_OUT',
  unlock: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
unlock(options)

Unlock the user account.

  • username - User’s non-qualified short-name (e.g. dade.murphy) or unique fully-qualified login (e.g dade.murphy@example.com)
  • factorType - Recovery factor to use for primary authentication. Supported options are SMS, EMAIL, or CALL
  • relayState - Optional state value that is persisted for the lifetime of the recovery transaction
transaction.unlock({
  username: 'dade.murphy@example.com',
  factorType: 'EMAIL'
});

PASSWORD_EXPIRED

The user’s password was successfully validated but is expired.

Example Response
{
  status: 'PASSWORD_EXPIRED',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  },
  changePassword: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}

PASSWORD_RESET

The user successfully answered their recovery question and can set a new password.

Example Response
{
  status: 'PASSWORD_EXPIRED',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  },
  resetPassword: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}

PASSWORD_WARN

The user’s password was successfully validated but is about to expire and should be changed.

Example Response
{
  status: 'PASSWORD_WARN',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  },
  policy: {
    expiration:{
      passwordExpireDays: 0
    },
    complexity: {
      minLength: 8,
      minLowerCase: 1,
      minUpperCase: 1,
      minNumber: 1,
      minSymbol: 0,
      excludeUsername: true
    },
    age:{
      minAgeMinutes:0,
      historyCount:0
    }
  },
  changePassword: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  skip: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}

RECOVERY

The user has requested a recovery token to reset their password or unlock their account.

Example Response
{
  status: 'RECOVERY',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  recoveryType: 'PASSWORD', // or 'UNLOCK'
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    },
    recovery_question: {
      question: "Who's a major player in the cowboy scene?"
    }
  },
  answer: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  recovery: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
answer(options)
  • answer - Answer to user’s recovery question
transaction.answer({
  answer: 'My favorite recovery question answer'
});
recovery(options)
  • recoveryToken - Recovery token that was distributed to end-user via out-of-band mechanism such as email
transaction.recovery({
  recoveryToken: '00xdqXOE5qDZX8-PBR1bYv8AESqIFinDy3yul01tyh'
});

RECOVERY_CHALLENGE

The user must verify the factor-specific recovery challenge.

Example Response
{
  status: 'RECOVERY_CHALLENGE',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  recoveryType: 'PASSWORD', // or 'UNLOCK',
  factorType: 'EMAIL', // or 'SMS'
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  },
  verify: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  resend: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
verify(options)
transaction.verify({
  passCode: '615243'
});
resend()

Resend the recovery email or text.

transaction.resend();

MFA_ENROLL

When MFA is required, but a user isn’t enrolled in MFA, they must enroll in at least one factor.

Example Response
{
  status: 'MFA_ENROLL',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  user: {
    id: '00ub0oNGTSWTBKOLGLNR',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  },
  factors: [{
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'question',
    questions: function() { /* returns an array of possible questions */ },
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'sms',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'call',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'push',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'token:software:totp',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'GOOGLE',
    factorType: 'token:software:totp',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'YUBICO',
    factorType: 'token:hardware',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'RSA',
    factorType: 'token',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    provider: 'SYMANTEC',
    factorType: 'token',
    enroll: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }],
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}

To enroll in a factor, select one from the factors array, then use the following methods.

var factor = transaction.factors[/* index of the desired factor */];
questions()

List the available questions for the question factorType.

var questionFactor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'question';
});

questionFactor.questions()
.then(function(questions) {
  // Display questions for the user to select from
});
enroll(options)

The enroll options depend on the desired factor.

OKTA question
var questionFactor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'question';
});

questionFactor.enroll({
  profile: {
    question: 'disliked_food', // all questions available using questionFactor.questions()
    answer: 'mayonnaise'
  }
});
OKTA sms
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'sms';
});

factor.enroll({
  profile: {
    phoneNumber: '+1-555-415-1337',
    updatePhone: true
  }
});

// The passCode sent to the phone is verified in MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE
OKTA call
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'call';
});

factor.enroll({
  profile: {
    phoneNumber: '+1-555-415-1337',
    updatePhone: true
  }
});

// The passCode from the call is verified in MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE
OKTA push
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'push';
});

factor.enroll();

// The phone will need to scan a QR Code in MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE
OKTA token:software:totp
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'token:software:totp';
});

factor.enroll();

// The phone will need to scan a QR Code in MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE
GOOGLE token:software:totp
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'GOOGLE' && factor.factorType === 'token:software:totp';
});

factor.enroll();

// The phone will need to scan a QR Code in MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE
YUBICO token:hardware
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'YUBICO' && factor.factorType === 'token:hardware';
});

factor.enroll({
  passCode: 'cccccceukngdfgkukfctkcvfidnetljjiknckkcjulji'
});
RSA token
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'RSA' && factor.factorType === 'token';
});

factor.enroll({
  passCode: '5275875498',
  profile: {
    credentialId: 'dade.murphy@example.com'
  }
});
SYMANTEC token
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'SYMANTEC' && factor.factorType === 'token';
});

factor.enroll({
  passCode: '875498',
  nextPassCode: '678195',
  profile: {
    credentialId: 'VSMT14393584'
  }
});

MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE

The user must activate the factor to complete enrollment.

Example Response
{
  status: 'MFA_ENROLL_ACTIVATE',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  factorResult: 'WAITING', // or 'TIMEOUT',
  user: {
    id: '00ugti3kwafWJBRIY0g3',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    },
  },
  factor: {
    id: 'opfh52xcuft3J4uZc0g3',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'push',
    profile: {},
    activation: {
      expiresAt: '2015-04-01T15:57:32.000Z',
      qrcode: {
        href: 'https://acme.okta.com/api/v1/users/00ugti3kwafWJBRIY0g3/factors/opfh52xcuft3J4uZc0g3/qr/00fukNElRS_Tz6k-CFhg3pH4KO2dj2guhmaapXWbc4',
        type: 'image/png'
      }
    }
  },
  resend: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  activate: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  poll: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  prev: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
resend()

Send another OTP if user doesn’t receive the original activation SMS OTP.

transaction.resend();
activate(options)
transaction.activate({
  passCode: '615243'
});
poll()

Poll until factorResult is not WAITING. Throws AuthPollStopError if prev, resend, or cancel is called.

transaction.poll();
prev()

End current factor enrollment and return to MFA_ENROLL.

transaction.prev();

MFA_REQUIRED

The user must provide additional verification with a previously enrolled factor.

Example Response
{
  status: 'MFA_REQUIRED',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  user: {
    id: '00ugti3kwafWJBRIY0g3',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    },
  },
  factors: [{
    id: 'ufsigasO4dVUPM5O40g3',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'question',
    profile: {
      question: 'disliked_food',
      questionText: 'What is the food you least liked as a child?'
    },
    verify: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    id: 'opfhw7v2OnxKpftO40g3',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'push',
    profile: {
      credentialId: 'isaac@example.org',
      deviceType: 'SmartPhone_IPhone',
      keys: [
        {
          kty: 'PKIX',
          use: 'sig',
          kid: 'default',
          x5c: [
            'MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFBAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAs4LfXaaQW6uIpkjoiKn2g9B6nNQDraLyC3XgHP5cvX/qaqry43SwyqjbQtwRkScosDHl59r0DX1V/3xBtBYwdo8rAdX3I5h6z8lW12xGjOkmb20TuAiy8wSmzchdm52kWodUb7OkMk6CgRJRSDVbC97eNcfKk0wmpxnCJWhC+AiSzRVmgkpgp8NanuMcpI/X+W5qeqWO0w3DGzv43FkrYtfSkvpDdO4EvDL8bWX1Ad7mBoNVLWErcNf/uI+r/jFpKHgjvx3iqs2Q7vcfY706Py1m91vT0vs4SWXwzVV6pAVjD/kumL+nXfzfzAHw+A2vb6J2w06Rj71bqUkC2b8TpQIDAQAB'
          ]
        }
      ],
      name: 'Isaac\'s iPhone',
      platform: 'IOS',
      version: '8.1.3'
    },
    verify: function() { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    id: 'smsigwDlH85L9FyQK0g3',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'sms',
    profile: {
      phoneNumber: '+1 XXX-XXX-3355'
    },
    verify: function() { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    id: 'ostigevBq2NObXmTh0g3',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    factorType: 'token:software:totp',
    profile: {
      credentialId: 'isaac@example.org'
    },
    verify: function() { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }, {
    id: 'uftigiEmYTPOmvqTS0g3',
    provider: 'GOOGLE',
    factorType: 'token:software:totp',
    profile: {
      credentialId: 'isaac@example.org'
    },
    verify: function() { /* returns another transaction */ }
  }],
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
Verify Factor

To verify a factor, select one from the factors array, then use the following methods.

var factor = transaction.factors[/* index of the desired factor */];
OKTA question
var questionFactor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'question';
});

questionFactor.verify({
  answer: 'mayonnaise'
});
OKTA push
  • autoPush - Optional parameter to send a push notification immediately the next time verify is called on a push factor
var pushFactor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'OKTA' && factor.factorType === 'push';
});

pushFactor.verify({
  autoPush: true
});
All other factors
var factor = transaction.factors.find(function(factor) {
  return factor.provider === 'YOUR_PROVIDER' && factor.factorType === 'yourFactorType';
});

factor.verify();

MFA_CHALLENGE

The user must verify the factor-specific challenge.

Example Response
{
  status: 'MFA_CHALLENGE',
  expiresAt: '2014-11-02T23:39:03.319Z',
  factorResult: 'WAITING', // or CANCELLED, TIMEOUT, or ERROR
  user: {
    id: '00ugti3kwafWJBRIY0g3',
    profile: {
      login: 'isaac@example.org',
      firstName: 'Isaac',
      lastName: 'Brock',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    },
  },
  factor: {
    id: 'smsigwDlH85L9FyQK0g3',
    factorType: 'sms',
    provider: 'OKTA',
    profile: {
      phoneNumber: '+1 XXX-XXX-6688'
    }
  },
  verify: function(options) { /* returns another transaction */ },
  poll: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  prev: function() { /* returns another transaction */ },
  cancel: function() { /* terminates the auth flow */ },
  data: { /* the parsed json response */ }
}
verify(options)
  • passCode - OTP sent to device
  • autoPush - Optional parameter to send a push notification immediately the next time verify is called on a push factor
transaction.verify({
  passCode: '615243',
  autoPush: true
});
poll(options)
  • autoPush - Optional parameter to send a push notification immediately the next time verify is called on a push factor

Poll until factorResult is not WAITING. Throws AuthPollStopError if prev, resend, or cancel is called.

transaction.poll({
  autoPush: true
});
prev()

End current factor verification and return to MFA_REQUIRED.

transaction.prev();

SUCCESS

The end of the authentication flow! This transaction contains a sessionToken you can exchange for an Okta cookie, an id_token, or access_token.

Example Response
{
  expiresAt: '2015-06-08T23:34:34.000Z',
  status: 'SUCCESS',
  sessionToken: '00p8RhRDCh_8NxIin-wtF5M6ofFtRhfKWGBAbd2WmE',
  user: {
    id: '00uhm5QzwyZZxjrfp0g3',
    profile: {
      login: 'exampleUser@example.com',
      firstName: 'Test',
      lastName: 'User',
      locale: 'en_US',
      timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles'
    }
  }
}

session

session.setCookieAndRedirect(sessionToken, redirectUri)

This allows you to create a session using a sessionToken.

  • sessionToken - Ephemeral one-time token used to bootstrap an Okta session.
  • redirectUri - After setting a cookie, Okta redirects to the specified URI. The default is the current URI.
authClient.session.setCookieAndRedirect(transaction.sessionToken);

session.exists()

Returns a promise that resolves with true if there is an existing Okta session, or false if not.

authClient.session.exists()
.then(function(exists) {
  if (exists) {
    // logged in
  } else {
    // not logged in
  }
});

session.get()

Gets the active session.

authClient.session.get()
.then(function(session) {
  // logged in
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // not logged in
});

session.refresh()

Refresh the current session by extending its lifetime. This can be used as a keep-alive operation.

authClient.session.refresh()
.then(function(session) {
  // existing session is now refreshed
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // there was a problem refreshing (the user may not have an existing session)
});

token

Extended OpenID Connect options

The following configuration options can only be included in token.getWithoutPrompt, token.getWithPopup, or token.getWithRedirect.

Options Description
sessionToken Specify an Okta sessionToken to skip reauthentication when the user already authenticated using the Authentication Flow.
responseMode Specify how the authorization response should be returned. You will generally not need to set this unless you want to override the default values for token.getWithRedirect. See Parameter Details for a list of available modes.
responseType Specify the response type for OIDC authentication. Defaults to id_token.
Use an array if specifying multiple response types - in this case, the response will contain both an ID Token and an Access Token. responseType: ['id_token', 'token']
scopes Specify what information to make available in the returned id_token or access_token. For OIDC, you must include openid as one of the scopes. Defaults to ['openid', 'email']. For a list of available scopes, see Scopes and Claims.
state Specify a state that will be validated in an OAuth response. This is usually only provided during redirect flows to obtain an authorization code. Defaults to a random string.
nonce Specify a nonce that will be validated in an id_token. This is usually only provided during redirect flows to obtain an authorization code that will be exchanged for an id_token. Defaults to a random string.

For a list of all available parameters that can be passed to the /authorize endpoint, see Okta's Authorize Request API.

Example
authClient.token.getWithoutPrompt({
  sessionToken: '00p8RhRDCh_8NxIin-wtF5M6ofFtRhfKWGBAbd2WmE',
  scopes: [
    'openid',
    'email',
    'profile'
  ],
  state: '8rFzn3MH5q',
  nonce: '51GePTswrm',
  // Use a custom IdP for social authentication
  idp: '0oa62b57p7c8PaGpU0h7'
 })
.then(function(tokenOrTokens) {
  // manage token or tokens
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle OAuthError
});

token.getWithoutPrompt(oauthOptions)

When you've obtained a sessionToken from the authorization flows, or a session already exists, you can obtain a token or tokens without prompting the user to log in.

authClient.token.getWithoutPrompt({
  responseType: 'id_token', // or array of types
  sessionToken: 'testSessionToken' // optional if the user has an existing Okta session
})
.then(function(tokenOrTokens) {
  // manage token or tokens
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle OAuthError
});

token.getWithPopup(oauthOptions)

Create token with a popup.

authClient.token.getWithPopup(oauthOptions)
.then(function(tokenOrTokens) {
  // manage token or tokens
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle OAuthError
});

token.getWithRedirect(options)

Create token using a redirect.

authClient.token.getWithRedirect(oauthOptions);

token.parseFromUrl(options)

Parses the access or ID Tokens from the url after a successful authentication redirect.

authClient.token.parseFromUrl()
.then(function(tokenOrTokens) {
  // manage token or tokens
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle OAuthError
});

token.decode(idTokenString)

Decode a raw ID Token

  • idTokenString - an id_token JWT
authClient.token.decode('YOUR_ID_TOKEN_JWT');

token.renew(tokenToRenew)

Returns a new token if the Okta session is still valid.

  • tokenToRenew - an access token or ID token previously provided by Okta. note: this is not the raw JWT
// this token is provided by Okta via getWithoutPrompt, getWithPopup, and parseFromUrl
var tokenToRenew = {
  idToken: 'YOUR_ID_TOKEN_JWT',
  claims: { /* token claims */ },
  expiresAt: 1449699930,
  scopes: ['openid', 'email'],
  authorizeUrl: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/v1/authorize',
  issuer: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}',
  clientId: 'NPSfOkH5eZrTy8PMDlvx'
};

authClient.token.renew(tokenToRenew)
.then(function(freshToken) {
  // manage freshToken
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle OAuthError
});

token.getUserInfo(accessTokenObject)

Retrieve the details about a user.

  • accessTokenObject - an access token returned by this library. note: this is not the raw access token
authClient.token.getUserInfo(accessTokenObject)
.then(function(user) {
  // user has details about the user
});

token.verify(idTokenObject)

Verify the validity of an ID token's claims and check the signature on browsers that support web cryptography.

  • idTokenObject - an ID token returned by this library. note: this is not the raw ID token JWT
  • validationOptions - Optional object to assert ID token claim values. Defaults to the configuration passed in during client instantiation.
var validationOptions = {
  issuer: 'https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/{authorizationServerId}'
}

authClient.token.verify(idTokenObject, validationOptions)
.then(function() {
  // the idToken is valid
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // handle AuthSdkError
});

tokenManager

tokenManager.add(key, token)

After receiving an access_token or id_token, add it to the tokenManager to manage token expiration and renew operations. When a token is added to the tokenManager, it is automatically renewed when it expires.

  • key - Unique key to store the token in the tokenManager. This is used later when you want to get, delete, or renew the token.
  • token - Token object that will be added
authClient.token.getWithPopup()
.then(function(idToken) {
  authClient.tokenManager.add('idToken', idToken);
});

tokenManager.get(key)

Get a token that you have previously added to the tokenManager with the given key. The token object will be returned if it has not expired.

  • key - Key for the token you want to get
authClient.tokenManager.get('idToken')
.then(function(token) {
  if (token) {
    // Token is valid
    console.log(token);
  } else {
    // Token has expired
  }
})
.catch(function(err) {
  // OAuth Error
  console.error(err);
});

tokenManager.remove(key)

Remove a token from the tokenManager with the given key.

  • key - Key for the token you want to remove
authClient.tokenManager.remove('idToken');

tokenManager.clear()

Remove all tokens from the tokenManager.

authClient.tokenManager.clear();

tokenManager.renew(key)

Manually renew a token before it expires.

  • key - Key for the token you want to renew
// Because the renew() method is async, you can wait for it to complete
// by using the returned Promise:
authClient.tokenManager.renew('idToken')
.then(function (newToken) {
  console.log(newToken);
});

// Alternatively, you can subscribe to the 'renewed' event:
authClient.tokenManager.on('renewed', function (key, newToken, oldToken) {
  console.log(newToken);
});
authClient.tokenManager.renew('idToken');

tokenManager.on(event, callback[, context])

Subscribe to an event published by the tokenManager.

  • event - Event to subscribe to. Possible events are expired, error, and renewed.
  • callback - Function to call when the event is triggered
  • context - Optional context to bind the callback to
// Triggered when the token has expired
authClient.tokenManager.on('expired', function (key, expiredToken) {
  console.log('Token with key', key, ' has expired:');
  console.log(expiredToken);
});

authClient.tokenManager.on('renewed', function (key, newToken, oldToken) {
  console.log('Token with key', key, 'has been renewed');
  console.log('Old token:', oldToken);
  console.log('New token:', newToken);
});

// Triggered when an OAuthError is returned via the API
authClient.tokenManager.on('error', function (err) {
  console.log('TokenManager error:', err.message);
  // err.name
  // err.message
  // err.errorCode
  // err.errorSummary
});

tokenManager.off(event[, callback])

Unsubscribe from tokenManager events. If no callback is provided, unsubscribes all listeners from the event.

  • event - Event to unsubscribe from
  • callback - Optional callback that was used to subscribe to the event
authClient.tokenManager.off('renewed');
authClient.tokenManager.off('renewed', myRenewedCallback);

Building the SDK

In most cases, you won't need to build the SDK from source. If you want to build it yourself, you'll need to follow these steps:

# Clone the repo
git clone https://github.com/okta/okta-auth-js.git

# Navigate into the new `okta-auth-js` filder, and install Okta node dependencies
cd okta-auth-js
npm install

# Build the SDK. The output will be under `dist`
npm run build

Build and Test Commands

Command Description
npm run build Build the SDK with a sourcemap
npm test Run unit tests using PhantomJS
npm run lint:report Run eslint linting tests

Contributing

We're happy to accept contributions and PRs! Please see the contribution guide to understand how to structure a contribution.