This is a node.js module for implementing OAuth2 servers (providers) that support server-side (code) and client-side (token) OAuth flows.
It's very customizable, so you can (and currently, must) take care of OAuth token storage and client lists. In the future, a Mongo or Redis backed abstraction will be provided so you don't need to care about any kind of storage at all.
If you're using this module via npm, please be sure the bracket the
version in your app's
package.json file. Major versions may have an
incompatible API that's not backwards-compatible, so use a safe version
dependencies (eg. for version 1.x):
Install via npm:
npm install oauth2-provider
You can add it to your Connect or Express application as another middleware.
Be sure to enable the
The OAuth2Provider instance providers two middleware:
oauth(): OAuth flow entry and access token generation
login(): Access control for protected resources
The most importand event emitted by OAuth2Provider is
lets you set up the request as if it were authenticated. For example, to
support both cookie-authenticated and OAuth access to protected URLs, you
req.session.user so that individual URLs don't need to
care about which type of authentication was used.
To support client authentication (sometimes known as xAuth) for trusted
clients, handle the
client_auth event to exchange a username and password
for an access token. See
In the root directory, run
npm install express and then run:
Install dev dependencies:
$ npm install -d
Run the tests:
$ make test