Dropbox authentication strategy for Passport.


Passport strategy for authenticating with Dropbox using the OAuth 1.0 API.

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

$ npm install passport-dropbox

The Dropbox authentication strategy authenticates users using a Dropbox account and OAuth tokens. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user, as well as options specifying a consumer key, consumer secret, and callback URL.

passport.use(new DropboxStrategy({
    consumerKey: DROPBOX_APP_KEY,
    consumerSecret: DROPBOX_APP_SECRET,
    callbackURL: ""
  function(token, tokenSecret, profile, done) {
    User.findOrCreate({ dropboxId: }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'dropbox' strategy, to authenticate requests.

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:


  passport.authenticate('dropbox', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.

For a complete, working example, refer to the login example.

$ npm install --dev
$ make test

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Jared Hanson <>