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    Redis authentication provides simple session management especially for API Services. The user has to be authenticated via other means, typically a RESTful API, and upon successful authentication the the client/app server receives a reply with a auth token.

    Subsequent requests containing the session token are authenticated and validated via the provided validateFunc in case the user info requires validation on each request.

    Quick Start


    npm install --save hapi-auth-redis

    For ES6:

    npm install --save hapi-auth-redis@0.0.4-beta


    The 'redis' scheme takes the following required options:

    • param - the request.payload or request.query param key. Defaults to 'auth'
    • host - the redis server host. Defaults to ''
    • port - the redis server port. Defaults to 6379
    • db - the default redis db. Defaults to 0
    • password - the redis auth_pass. Defaults to ''
    • ttl - login expire time. Defaults to 3600 (seconds), -1 for never, DO NOT use 0
    • validateFunc - an optional session validation function used to validate the auth token on each request. Used to verify that the internal session state is still valid (e.g. user account still exists). The function has the signature function(request, session, callback) where:
      • request - is the Hapi request object of the request which is being authenticated.
      • session - is the session object set via request.auth.redis.set(user).
      • callback - a callback function with the signature function(err, isValid, credentials) where:
        • err - an internal error.
        • isValid - true if the content of the session is valid, otherwise false.
        • credentials - a credentials object passed back to the application in request.auth.credentials. If value is null or undefined, defaults to session. If set, will override the current session as if request.auth.redis.set(user) was called.

    When the redis scheme is enabled on a route, the request.auth.redis objects is decorated with the following methods:

    • set(a, value) - sets a specific object key on the current session (which must already exist) where:
      • key - session key string (Auth Token).
      • value - value to assign key, must be a json object.
    • expire(key) - clears the current session or session key where:
      • key - optional key string to remove a specific property of the session. If none provided, defaults to removing the entire session which is used to log the user out.

    Run the example

    npm install 
    node example/server

    Then visit: http://localhost:3000/example-one


    • POST /login

    email and password required.

    Available Users:

        id: 123,
        email: '',
        password: 'admin',
        scope: ['user', 'admin', 'user-123']
        id: 124,
        email: '',
        password: 'guest',
        scope: ['user', 'user-124']
        id: 125,
        email: '',
        password: 'other',
        scope: ['user', 'user-125']
    • GET /logout/{auth}

    • GET /example-one

    No required authorization.

    • GET /example-two

    User required authorization

    • GET /example-three

    Admin required authorization because the default is admin.

    • GET /example-four/{id}

    User specific authorization required.


    npm i hapi-auth-redis

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