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Node-RED Authentication with GitHub

Node-RED plugin for authenticating users with GitHub.

This modules lets you restrict access to the Node-RED editor to specific GitHub users.

Note: this requires Node-RED 0.17 or later


In your Node-RED user directory, typically ~/.node-red:

$ npm install node-red/node-red-auth-github


Register a new GitHub application

To enable access control with GitHub, you must first register a new application on your GitHub account.

Once created, you will be provided a Client ID and Client Secret that you will need to use to configure the authentication plugin.

Configure adminAuth

Access control for the Node-RED editor is configured in your settings.js file using the adminAuth property.

adminAuth: require('node-red-auth-github')({
    clientSecret: GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET,
    baseURL: "http://localhost:1880/",
    users: [
       { username: "knolleary",permissions: ["*"]}

The baseURL property is the URL used to access the Node-RED editor.

The users property is the list of GitHub users who are allowed to access the editor. It is the same as used by adminAuth as described in the security documentation, but without the password property.

A default user can be specified by adding a default property to the options object:

    users: [
    default: {
        permissions: "read"

Copyright and license

Copyright JS Foundation and other contributors, under the Apache 2.0 license.