Passport strategy for authenticating with Pocket using the OAuth 1.0a API.

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


$ npm install passport-pocket


Configure Strategy

The Pocket authentication strategy authenticates users using a Pocket account.
The strategy requires a verify callback, which receives the access token and username as arguments. The verify callback must call done providing a user to complete authentication.

In order to identify your application to Pocket, specify the consumer key and callback URL within options.
The consumer key and secret are obtained by creating an application at Pockets's developer site.

POCKET_CONSUMER_KEY = "Pocket consumer key";

// Passport Set up
var pocketStrategy = new PocketStrategy({
        consumerKey    : POCKET_CONSUMER_KEY,
        callbackURL    : ""
    },function(username, accessToken, done) {
        process.nextTick(function () {
            return done(null, {
                username    : username,
                accessToken : accessToken


Authenticate Requests

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

// Passport routes for express
function(req, res){
    // The request will be redirected to Pocket for authentication, so this
    // function will not be called.

server.get('/auth/pocket/callback', passport.authenticate('pocket', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
function(req, res) {


For a complete, working example check the server.js file[Moving it to a folder].

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