Ionic for JHipster Example App with Okta Authentication
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Ionic for JHipster Blog Example

This example app shows how to use Ionic for JHipster to create a blog app.

Please read Use Ionic for JHipster to Create Mobile Apps with OIDC Authentication to see how this app was created.

Prerequisites: Java 8 and Node.js.

Okta has Authentication and User Management APIs that reduce development time with instant-on, scalable user infrastructure. Okta's intuitive API and expert support make it easy for developers to authenticate, manage, and secure users and roles in any application.

Getting Started

To install this example application, run the following commands:

git clone
cd okta-ionic-jhipster-example

This will get a copy of the project installed locally. To install all of its dependencies and start each app, follow the instructions below.

To run the server, cd into the blog folder and run:

npm install
yarn webpack:build

To run the Ionic app, cd into the ionic4j folder and run:

ionic serve

To run it in iOS emulator:

ionic cordova emulate ios

Create an OIDC App in Okta

Log in to your Okta Developer account and navigate to Applications > Add Application. Click Web and click the Next button. Give the app a name you’ll remember, specify http://localhost:8080 as a Base URI, and the following as a Login redirect URI and Logout redirect URI.

  • http://localhost:8080/login
  • http://localhost:8100
  • http://localhost:8888/login

Click Done and you should see a client ID and client secret on the next screen. Edit the General Settings of your application and enable "Implicit (Hybrid)" grant type, and check the two boxes below it. Implicit flow needs to be allowed for your Ionic to authenticate.

Copy the client ID and secret into blog/src/main/resources/config/application.yml, replacing the default security.oauth2.* property values.

       enabled: false
           access-token-uri: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/token
           user-authorization-uri: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/authorize
           client-id: {yourClientId}
           client-secret: {yourClientSecret}
           client-authentication-scheme: form
           scope: openid profile email
           filter-order: 3
           user-info-uri: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/userinfo
           token-info-uri: https://{yourOktaDomain}.com/oauth2/default/v1/introspect
           prefer-token-info: false

On Okta, navigate to Users > Groups. Create ROLE_ADMIN and ROLE_USER groups and add your account to them.

TIP: If you've installed e2e tests with Protractor, you'll need to modify them to use an Okta account when running integration tests. Change the default credentials in src/test/javascript/e2e/account/account.spec.ts and src/test/javascript/e2e/admin/administration.spec.ts.

Navigate to API > Authorization Servers, click the Authorization Servers tab and edit the default one. Click the Claims tab and Add Claim. Name it "groups" or "roles", and include it in the ID Token. Set the value type to "Groups" and set the filter to be a Regex of .*.


This example uses the following libraries provided by Okta:


Please post any questions as comments on the blog post, or visit our Okta Developer Forums. You can also email if would like to create a support ticket.


Apache 2.0, see LICENSE.