A Passport Strategy for Kuali Services.


npm install passport passport-kuali


const express = require('express')
const passport = require('passport')
const KualiStrategy = require('passport-kuali')

passport.use(new KualiStrategy())
const requireUser = passport.authenticate('kuali', {
  session: false, // Enable if you are using sessions
  failWithError: true // This is enabled to pass whatever error happens to the express error handling middleware

const app = express()

app.get('/me', requireUser, (req, res, next) => {


new KualiStrategy(options)

Creates a new Kuali Strategy to be used in passport.

  • options.getUserEndpoint - A function that takes in the express request and returns a string of the users endpoint. Default is:

    () => '/api/v1/users/current'`
  • options.getAuthorizationToken - A function that takes in the express request and returns the auth token to be passed onto the Kuali auth service. Default is:

    req => {
      const authorization = req.headers['authorization'] || ''
      return authorization.replace(/^bearer /i, '').trim()
  • options.getHost - A function that takes in the express request and returns the host (or rather, origin) of the request. Should return protocol with the hostname. Ex: Default is:

    req => {
      return url.format({
        protocol: `https:`,
        host: req.get('host')

    Note that if you are behind a proxy, you'll need to have your proxy forward the protocol and host for the default option to work. They can be forwarded on the following headers: X-Forwarded-Proto and X-Forwarded-Host, and you'll need to have your express app trust those proxy headers: app.set('trust proxy', true).

  • options.mockUser - This can be true or a function that takes in the express request object and should return a user. If true is passed, a mock user will be provided. If you would like to control the logic of when a user is to be mocked (for tests and such), pass in the function and do your logic there. By default, the user is not mocked, but if true is passed, the default function looks like this:

    () => ({
      id: '59ef62388eb4e253149451fd',
      username: 'mockuser',
      displayName: 'mockuser',
      impersonatedBy: null,
      approved: true,
      apps: {
        appBuilder: true,
        groups: true,
        workflow: true,
        cm: true,
        users: true
      createdAt: 1508860880459,
      email: '',
      firstName: null,
      lastName: null,
      groupId: null,
      name: 'Mock User',
      phone: null,
      role: 'admin',
      schoolId: null,
      scopesCm: '["OVERLORD","EDIT_CONFIG"]',
      ssoId: null,
      updatedAt: 1508860880459,
      updatedBy: {
        id: '59ef62388eb4e253149451fd'
  • - Change this if you want to have multiple "kuali" strategies implemented. Defaults to kuali, and is used when you call passport.authenticate('kuali'). If you change this option, you should change the 'kuali' portion of the passport.authenticate() call.