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Passport strategy for authenticating with Evernote using the OAuth 1.0a API.

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


$ npm install passport-evernote


Create an Application

Before using passport-evernote, you must first get an Evernote API key. If you have not already done so, an API key can be requested at Evernote Developers. Your will be issued an API key and secret, which need to be provided to the strategy.

Configure Strategy

The Evernote authentication strategy authenticates users using an Evernote account and OAuth tokens. The API key secret obtained from Evernote are supplied as options when creating the strategy. The strategy also requires a verify callback, which receives the access token and corresponding secret as arguments, as well as profile which contains the authenticated user's Evernote profile. The verify callback must call cb providing a user to complete authentication.

passport.use(new EvernoteStrategy({
    callbackURL: ""
  function(token, tokenSecret, profile, cb) {
    User.findOrCreate({ evernoteId: }, function (err, user) {
      return cb(err, user);

Authenticate Requests

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:


  passport.authenticate('evernote', { 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 Twitter. However, because both Twitter and Evernote use OAuth 1.0, the code is similar. Simply replace references to Twitter with corresponding references to Evernote.


How do I test against the Evernote sandbox?

Supply the sandbox endpoint URLs as options to the strategy, as follows:

new EvernoteStrategy({
  requestTokenURL: '',
  accessTokenURL: '',
  userAuthorizationURL: '',
  callbackURL: ""



The test suite is located in the test/ directory. All new features are expected to have corresponding test cases. Ensure that the complete test suite passes by executing:

$ make test


The test suite covers 100% of the code base. All new feature development is expected to maintain that level. Coverage reports can be viewed by executing:

$ make test-cov
$ make view-cov



This software is provided to you as open source, free of charge. The time and effort to develop and maintain this project is dedicated by @jaredhanson. If you (or your employer) benefit from this project, please consider a financial contribution. Your contribution helps continue the efforts that produce this and other open source software.

Funds are accepted via PayPal, Venmo, and other methods. Any amount is appreciated.


The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011-2016 Jared Hanson <>