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    Passport strategy for authenticating with EVE Online's ESI API using OAuth 2.0.

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


    $ npm install passport-eve-oauth2


    Create an Application

    Before using passport-eve-oauth2, you must register an application with ESI. If you have not already done so, a new application can be created in the EVE Online Developers Site. Your application will be issued a client ID and client secret, which need to be provided to the strategy. You will also need to configure a redirect URI which matches the route in your application.

    Configure Strategy

    The EVE Online authentication strategy authenticates users using an EVE Online account and OAuth 2.0 tokens. The client ID and secret obtained when creating an application are supplied as options when creating the strategy. The strategy also requires a verify callback, which receives the access token and optional refresh token, as well as profile which contains the authenticated EVE Online Character's ID. The verify callback must call cb providing a Character to complete authentication.

    var EveOAuth2Strategy = require('passport-eve-oauth2').Strategy;
    passport.use(new EveOAuth2Strategy({
        callbackURL: "",
        state: "mySecretStateString"
      function(accessToken, refreshToken, profile, cb) {
        User.findOrCreate({ characterID: profile.CharacterID }, function (err, user) {
          return cb(err, user);

    Authenticate Requests

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

    For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

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


    Developers using the popular Express web framework can refer to an example as a starting point for their own web applications. The example shows how to authenticate users using Facebook. However, because both Facebook and EVE Online use OAuth 2.0, the code is similar. Simply replace references to Facebook with corresponding references to EVE Online.

    There is also an EVE SSO guide on the ESI-docs website


    Passport is open source software. Ongoing development is made possible by generous contributions from individuals and corporations. To learn more about how you can help keep this project financially sustainable, please visit Jared Hanson's page on Patreon.


    The MIT License

    Copyright (c) 2019 Andy <>


    A big THANK YOU to Jared Hanson <> for creating passportJS !


    npm i passport-eve-oauth2

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