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Dropbox OAuth 2.0 authentication strategy for Passport.


Passport strategy for authenticating with Dropbox using the OAuth 2.0 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-oauth2

The Dropbox authentication strategy authenticates users using a Dropbox account and OAuth 2.0 tokens. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user, as well as options specifying a API version, client ID, client secret, and callback URL. The library defaults to version 1 of Dropbox's API.

passport.use(new DropboxOAuth2Strategy({
    apiVersion: '2',
    clientSecret: DROPBOX_CLIENT_SECRET,
    callbackURL: ""
  function(accessToken, refreshToken, profile, done) {
    User.findOrCreate({ providerId: }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'dropbox-oauth2' strategy, to authenticate requests.

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:


  passport.authenticate('dropbox-oauth2', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.

Examples not yet provided

Tests not yet provided

This strategy is based on Jared Hanson's GitHub strategy for passport: Jared Hanson

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Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Florian Heinemann