Passport strategy for authenticating with PhantAuth using the OpenID Connect API.

PhantAuth is a Random User Generator + OpenID Connect Provider. Like Lorem Ipsum, but for user accounts and authentication. PhantAuth was designed to simplify testing for applications using OpenID Connect authentication by making use of random generated users.

This module lets you authenticate using PhantAuth in your Node.js applications. By plugging into Passport, PhantAuth authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

For more information about PhantAuth, check PhantAuth Developer Portal.


$ npm install passport-phantauth


Configure Strategy

The PhantAuth authentication strategy authenticates users using a PhantAuth account and OpenID Connect tokens. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user, as well as options specifying a client ID, client secret, and callback URL.

const PhantAuthStrategy = require('passport-phantauth').Strategy;

  new PhantAuthStrategy(
      clientID: client_id,
      clientSecret: client_secret,
      callbackURL: 'http://localhost:8888/auth/phantauth/callback'
    function(accessToken, refreshToken, expires_in, profile, done) {
      User.findOrCreate({ userId: }, function(err, user) {
        return done(err, user);

Authenticate Requests

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

app.get('/auth/phantauth', passport.authenticate('phantauth'), function(req, res) {
  // The request will be redirected to PhantAuth for authentication, so this
  // function will not be called.

  passport.authenticate('phantauth', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.

Using scopes

Depending on the data you want to fetch, you may want to specify OpenID Connect scopes. For more information about scopes check OpenID Connect Core.

By default, all OpenID Connect scope is passed. That means that you fetch all information.

You can specify the parameters in the authenticate call:

  passport.authenticate('phantauth', {
    scope: ['profile', 'email']
  function(req, res) {
    // The request will be redirected to PhantAuth for authentication, so this
    // function will not be called.


For a complete, working example, check Phantauth Sample Passport website. For source, refer to GitHub repository).

For a minimal, working example, refer to the login example.


$ npm install --dev
$ make test


based on passport-spotify by José M. Pérez

The MIT License