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description: >- This package allows Web3 enabled browsers the authenticate with Firebase. Access roles are assigned based on the wallet's locks.



Functions needed for cloud functions and in the browser are available via npm , browser capability can also be enabled via CDN for those not using a bundler.

{% tabs %} {% tab title="Node.js" %}

$ npm i @novum/unlock-firebase-integration

{% endtab %}

{% tab title="CDN" %}

<script type="text/javascript"

{% endtab %} {% endtabs %}


This package allows wallet holders to login to Firebase Authentication by verifying wallet ownership via signed message. No additional information is required. If you are using other authentication providers, I'd recommend merging user created in this way and using AccountClaimReader in @novum/unlock-firebase-integration/server/helpers to maintain user claims in a customer manner.

Enabling Cloud Function authentication with for Wallet Users

That's all you need for the backend:

{% code title="functions/src/index.js" %}

//initialize you app as you normally would
import * as admin from "firebase-admin";

//expose getLockFirebaseToken and createMessageToken as you would any other function
export {getLockFirebaseToken, createMessageToken} from "@novuminsights/unlock-protocol-firebase/lib/server";

{% endcode %}

On the frond end, just call signInWithWeb3. For example using a button:

{% tabs %} {% tab title="Bundler" %}

import "firebase/auth"
import "firebase/functions"
import {signInWithWeb3} from '@novum/unlock-firebase-integration/lib/browser'

const app = firebase.initializeApp(firebaseConfig);
const signInButton = document.querySelector('#MyButton')
signInButton.onclick = () => signInWithWeb3(app);

{% endtab %}

{% tab title="CDN" %}

<script src="https://www.gstatic.com/firebasejs/8.8.1/firebase-app.js"></script>
<script src="https://www.gstatic.com/firebasejs/8.8.1/firebase-functions.js"></script>
<script src="https://www.gstatic.com/firebasejs/8.8.1/firebase-auth.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript"
    const app = firebase.initializeApp(firebaseConfig);
    const signInButton = document.querySelector('#MyButton')
    signInButton.onclick = async () => {
        await unlockProtocolFirebaseBrowser.signInWithWeb3(app)

{% endtab %} {% endtabs %}

Controlling Access Through Locks

This integration uses the Unlock Protocol locks held in a wallet to assign access roles to Firebase users via Firebase's custom claims (assessed on login).

Mapping locks to roles

Custom claims are assigned to the user upon authentication based on the locks the wallet currently has. The mapping from lock addresses to claims is defined in unlock-integration-config.json, like so:

{% code title="functions/unlock-integration.config.json" %}

    "networks": {
        "mainnet": {
            "provider_url": "https://mainnet.infura.io/v3/678543fed855441b7b642730944ee4469",
            "locks": {
                "0x361Ddf540e27632D80dDE806EAa76AC42A0e15F6": ["basic_subscription"]
        "rinkby": {}
  "default_network": "mainnet",
  "default_claims": ["wallet_owner"]

{% endcode %}

You can define multiple networks, but currently only one network is used at a time. You can set which network will be used for a particular project via firebase functions config like so:

firebase functions:config:set unlock.network=rinkby

Otherwise, default_network as defined in unlock-integration-config.json is used. This is useful for testing with rinkby. Support for multiple active networks can be added in the future.

Using claims for role-based access

You can access these claims directly from the user's token --- for example, in your firestore rules:

{% code title="firestore.rules" %}

rules_version = '2';
service cloud.firestore {
  match /databases/{database}/documents {
      match /{document=**} {
      allow read, write: if false;
    function hasSubscription() {
      return request.auth != null && request.auth.token.basic_subcriptionic_sub;
    match /app_data/top_pairs {
          allow read: if hasSubscription();

{% endcode %}

As well as, your Firebase functions:

async function hasBasicSubscription(context) {
    const auth = context.auth;
    return auth.token.basic_subscription === true;

or in the browser:

export async function canViewDashboard(user) {
    const result = await user.getIdTokenResult(true);
    return (result.claims.basic_subscription === true);

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