A middleware for github authentication.
You can install this module with npm
npm install github-auth
You can use the middleware on a connect/express app like this.
var githubAuth = ;var config =team: 'some-team'organization: 'my-company'autologin: true // This automatically redirects you to github to login.;var gh = ;app;
That will validate that the user belongs to the 'some-team' team of the 'my-company' organization on github.
You can also use a whitelist of users, like this.
var githubAuth = ;var config =users: 'sorribas' 'mafintosh' 'octocat';var gh = ;app;
The authenticate middleware sets the
req.github property to an object which contains
authenticated. That way you can decide what to do with unauthenticated users
(redeirect them to the login page for example). If the
req.github object is not present
it means that the user has not tried to login, so you should redirect them to the github
login page which is on
You can also use the
.login middleware which redirects you to the github oauth login page.
To get the users in a team with the github API you need the full write access on the user profile, which is not really nice. You can avoid this by passing some github credentials with access to the team to the module so it uses basic HTTP auth.
var githubAuth = ;var config =team: 'some-team'organization: 'my-company'credentials:user: 'myghuser'pass: 'mypass';app;
Also, you don't have to use this module with connect or express. You could just use it in your regular node http server like this.
maxAge: Sets the maxAge of the authentication cookie (milliseconds). Defaults to set a session cookie.
secret: The module uses a random secret to sign the authentication cookie. If you want to manage this yourself you can do it by providing it as part of the config.
There is an example in the examples folder using Express 3. To run it you need to install express 3.x and github-auth.