PayPal (OpenIDConnect) authentication strategy for Passport.


This is a fork from Passport-PayPal-OAuth, to modify it to support openidconnect paypal auth instead(work in progress to complete the fork)

Passport strategy for authenticating with PayPal using the OpenIDConnect API.

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

$ npm install passport-paypal-openidconnect

The PayPal authentication strategy authenticates users using a PayPal 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 app ID, app secret, and callback URL.

passport.use(new PayPalStrategy({
    clientID: PAYPAL_APP_ID,
    clientSecret: PAYPAL_APP_SECRET,
    callbackURL: "http://localhost:3000/auth/paypal/callback"
    authorizationURL: "",
    tokenURL: "",
    profileURL: ""
  function(accessToken, refreshToken, profile, done) {
    User.findOrCreate({ paypalId: }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:


  passport.authenticate('paypal', { 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) 2012-2013 Jared Hanson <>