authenticate

Access token authentication middleware for Express, NodeJS

authenticate

Access token authentication middleware for Express, NodeJS. Makes it easy to add access token authentication to any API.

Add to dependencies:

"authenticate": "*"

$ npm install authenticate

var authenticate = require("authenticate");

app.use(authenticate.middleware({ encrypt_key: "", // Add any key for encrypting data validate_key: "", // Add any key for signing data // Paths that are required to be public by the API publicPaths: { "POST": { loginPath: "/login", registrationPath: "/register", resetPasswordPath: "/resetpassword" }, "PUT": { changePasswordPath: "/changepassword" } } }));

All paths not contained in publicPaths will require an access token. The access token can be passed to a frontend client after the client is authenticated via some form of login. For example, making a POST to /login with email and password, verifying email and password are correct, and then passing the access token to the client. Here is the JSON for an access token being passed to the client.

var authenticate = require("authenticate");

{ "access_token": authenticate.serializeToken(client_id, user_id) }