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passport-cognito

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passport-cognito

Passport strategy for Cognito User Pools not for Cognito Identity.

This module lets you authenticate using Cognito User Pools in your Node.js applications. By plugging into Passport, Cognito User Pools authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

Install

$ npm install passport-cognito

Usage

Configure Strategy

var CognitoStrategy = require('passport-cognito')
 
passport.use(new CognitoStrategy({
    userPoolId: 'ap-northeast-1_eSjqLfqKc',
    clientId: 'vtvg02tr21zmxvspyvawtv09b',
    region: 'ap-northeast-1'
  },
  function(accessToken, idToken, refreshToken, user, cb) {
    process.nextTick(function() {
      ...
      cb(null, user);
    });
  }
));

Authenticate Requests

To authenticate a user, send username and password to serser-side by POST request like the following.

$.ajax({
  type: "POST",
  url: '/auth/cognito',
  data: { username: username, password: password }
})

Then the strategy receive username and password as a req object. In detail, req.body.username and req.body.password should not be undefined. Then, call authenticate method as express middleware.

app.post('/auth/cognito',
  passport.authenticate('cognito', {
    successRedirect: '/',
    failureRedirect: '/login'
}));

FAQ

How to get session expiration ?

You can get session object by adding a variable to argument vector. Then, by executing getExpiration method, session expiration is retrieved.

var CognitoStrategy = require('passport-cognito')
 
passport.use(new CognitoStrategy({
    userPoolId: 'ap-northeast-1_eSjqLfqKc',
    clientId: 'vtvg02tr21zmxvspyvawtv09b',
    region: 'ap-northeast-1'
  },
  function(accessToken, idToken, refreshToken, user, session, cb) {
    process.nextTick(function() {
      user.expiration = session.getIdToken().getExpiration();
      ...
      cb(null, user);
    });
  }
));