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A simple authentication library built for ember-cli-cordova apps. It manages whether or not the user is signed in by an authentication token.


This plugin provides a very simple API and injects a session object throughout your app. Here are some of the methods available:

Third party authentication support

Facebook - phonegap-facebook-plugin Google - cordova-plugin-googleplus

Session Methods

  • config. is being used to signify options in the config/environment.js file
  • There is an implied this.session for accessing the methods
  • All methods return promises

signIn / signUp - params: object

Sends a POST request to config.signInUrl/signUpUrl respectively with object passed in. The returned data get's set as properties on the session itself. It must have a user root key in the response

Example response:

  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "authToken": "abc1234"
// Then this would be what the session has on it
session.get('id') // 1
session.get('authToken') // "abc1234"

The returned data is persisted in localStorage using the config.sessionLocalStorageKey key. On app initialization this is loaded back into the session object automatically.

resetPassword - params: object

Sends a POST request to config.resetPasswordUrl with object passed in. That's it.

signInWithFacebook - params: array of fb permissions

Requires the phonegap-facebook-connect plugin to be installed. You must also be running the app within the simulator or on a device

Prompts the user with the Native Facebook dialog. When accepted it sends a POST request to config.facebookSignInUrl with facebook's returned data. Returned data from there get's set as properties on the session itself as it does when calling signIn directly.

signInWithGoogle - params: Object with at least the iOSApiKey and value

Requires the cordova-plugin-googleplus plugin to be installed. You must also be running the app within the simulator or on a device

It takes the user to the device browser so you can authenticate with google. When it returns to the app after a successful response, it makes a POST request to config.googleSignInUrl with the returned data. The response of this POST should be the same as when calling signIn directly, thus getting stored on the session (user data).


It clears the in memory session and the localStorage cached copy.


The config is set in config/environment.js

  // These URL's are used when sending external requests

  ENV.signInUrl               = 'http://localhost:3000/api/v1/sessions';
  ENV.signUpUrl               = 'http://localhost:3000/api/v1/sign_up';
  ENV.facebookSignInUrl       = 'http://localhost:3000/api/v1/sessions/facebook';
  ENV.resetPasswordUrl        = 'http://localhost:3000/api/v1/users/password';

  // A computed property is set on an 'authToken' value being present in the signIn/signUp response. This determines
  // if a user is signed in or not. Use this setting to override it if needed

  ENV.authTokenKey  = 'access_token';

  // The session is persisted to localstorage under an 'ember-cli-cordova-auth' key by default. You can override it
  // with this option

  ENV.sessionLocalStorageKey  = 'test-localstorage';


The session contains some default properties to validate session state as well as the ones applied after signing up or in


At any point you can call isSignedIn to check whether or not a user is logged in to the app. This is persisted across app restarts via localStorage.


import Ember from 'ember';
export default Ember.Route.extend({
  redirect: function() {
    if(!this.session.get('isSignedIn')) {


The properties returned from calling signIn / signUp will also be store. See the section on those methods for details.

Developing this addon

Tests are done within the tests-app folder. If you add something new please add tests that cover it.

git clone https://github.com/poetic/ember-cli-cordova-auth.git
cd ember-cli-cordova-auth
npm install && bower install
ember test

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