passport-local-token

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Passport strategy for authenticating with an authentication token.

This module lets you authenticate using a token in your Node.js applications. It is based on passport-local module by Jared Hanson. By plugging into Passport, token authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

Install

$ npm install passport-local-token

Usage

Configure Strategy

The token authentication strategy authenticates users using a token. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user. Here is the pseudo code.

passport.use('local-token', new LocalStrategy(
  function(token, done) {
    AccessToken.findOne({
      id: token
    }, function(error, accessToken) {
      if (error) {
        return done(error);
      }

      if (accessToken) {
        if (!token.isValid(accessToken)) {
          return done(null, false);
        }

        User.findOne({
          id: accessToken.userId
        }, function(error, user) {
          if (error) {
            return done(error);
          }

          if (!user) {
            return done(null, false);
          }

          return done(null, user);
        });
      } else {
        return done(null);
      }
    });
  }
));

Authenticate Requests

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

app.post('/login',
  passport.authenticate(
    'local-token',
    {
      session: false,
      optional: false
    }
  ),
  function(req, res) {
    res.redirect('/');
  }
);

You can also set the parameter optional to true, so the same call can be both authenticated and not authenticated.

Examples

For complete, working examples, refer to the multiple examples included. (NOT UPDATED)

Tests

$ npm install
$ npm test

Credits

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2014 Paolo Ferretti [http://paoloferretti.net/](http://paoloferretti.net/)

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